Big ladle done and dusted.

Here it is: after removing 11 pounds of extra stiff shavings the ladle is ready to go and do its first sweat lodge. Here's some pics of the finished mammoth spoon. Cucharón de temazcal Ya está acabado El cucharón. Tras haberle quitado unos 5 kg de virutas muy duras y densas este objeto ancestral puede …

Big ladle in progress

This big ladle is coming along just fine. It's going to be used for shoveling water in a sweat lodge. Made from a big wallnut log with beautifully dense grain. Pretty tough to work on. Here's the first part of the working process. Avanzando con el cucharón Este cucharón grande, hecho de un tronco fuerte …

Krenov style shrine base

Base para armario estilo Krenov I made this small shrine a couple of years ago. It has taken a beautiful patina by now. I wanted it to be at an easy height to reach. Krenov shows the way ! I recently brought in some fresh walnut. The entire tree cut into longer pieces and split …

kuksa

This mug , or kuksa is made of walnut. It fits the hand nicely and holds a good amount of liquid. The surface is protected by a layer of food grade linseed oil. I'll leave it sit a while before treating it with some hot beeswax. Time is important, or rather essential. Time for the …

Walnut bowl

Cuenco de nogal These days I have been making some bowls. I've got some nice walnut quarters laying around. The finished bowls measure about 43 x 18 cm. It has been a nice bit of plain work. Estos días he estado haciendo algunos cuencos. Tengo por ahí unos bonitos cuartos de nogal. Los cuencos acabados …