During the process of constructing the livestock handling facility I had to fell some trees, including this Birch
Using wood from this particular tree I have been busy carving
Notice in the picture above that I use my axe as a “bench stop” to carve against and I have a piece of Hawthorn as a mallet.
I have made a cup, bowl, plate and spoon. The plate and bowl are inspired by a piece of work made by my friend Sue Holden.
As I carved the handle of the cup I found a fault in the wood making it impossible to have a usable wooden handle. So using a lap joint I secured a piece of bone as the handle.