I have made many hundreds of these caddy spoons over the years, mostly from fruit woods like Cherry and Pear. At the moment I am using wood from a large Pear tree that was wind blown beside a busy road and was going to end up in the local tip. The local council were happy for me to take away the trunk which I have converted and dried to make these spoons. They are so…
The term Ash Cap refers to the result of where the tree has repaired itself. A branch either fell off or was cut off early in it's life and as the tree grows it covers the wound resulting in a bulge on the trunk.This is seen as a defect by other woodworkers but from a woodturners perspect they are the more interesting than the straight grain as they produce unusual grain patterns.This bowl is the…