I don’t normally work Sundays unless at a show but today I had a rush job on and made a pair of bowls and spoons for BBCs hairy bikers.
Nest week they are filming at HMS Victory and needed some appropriate tableware so this morning I started with a beech log and cherry log and this afternoon I had a pair of nice bowls and spoons.
Normally my bowls air dry slowly over 6 weeks or so but when pushed for time controlled use of the microwave speeds things up. These were dried, aged a little then oiled in the day.
Both bowl and spoon design are based on finds from HMS invincible 1758, a few years before Trafalga but as close as I could easily find.
When I had finished them they seemed too good not to give a test run for dinner. Daughter Jojo had been making home made pesto from a pile of basil I had growing on the windowsill
The verdict? they are better than most of my current eating bowl designs and I will have to make some more.