|Project by Spoontaneous||posted 05-04-2009 04:07 AM||1389 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
While visiting friends up in TN, they had some errands to run and were kind enough to drop me and my pruning saw off at the woods. While there I found a couple of spoons and hauled them back with a few twisties for walking sticks. The first one I found in the weathered root of an upturned tree. I think it might be an ogre spoon but that hasn’t been confirmed by the University. Of course, I had to clean it up a bit but that’s about all. It actually has loads of character that the camera doesn’t seem to be interested in. Not sure of the wood… Elm maybe?? Anybody know?
The second spoon was hiding inside a little sapling that looked to have been damaged during the rut season. That part became the bowl and again, not sure of the yellowish wood. Both pieces are tough as can be, not brittle at all. Totally different spoons but they constantly compete to be picked up. I am tempted to do a series of ‘found wood’ spoons since that is the only wood I can afford just now. grin
-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)