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fancy spoony wood

Discussion in 'DIY and Traditional crafts' started by Steve M, Jul 11, 2012.

  1. Steve M

    Steve M Settler

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    I'm looking to make a love spoon for a wedding present this coming week and wondered if anyone had a source for some fancy wood that I could make a purchase from.
     
  2. Hugo

    Hugo Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Your cutting things a bit short, good luck on your quest.
     
  3. Steve M

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    Was that pun intended? :)
     
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    Hugo Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    No I missed it.
     
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    What about a bit of hawthorn? Stunning colours and some interesting
    grain usually. Plus there is lots of it around if you ask farmers they have
    a pile somewhere waiting to be burned. Or you could ring some tree surgeons
    and see if they have got anything unusual lying around.
    Cheers , Simon
     
  6. Harvestman

    Harvestman Bushcrafter through and through

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    The colours in yew wood usually meet with approval, and cherry has a nice glow to it.

    For special stuff I use purpleheart, but it is very hard indeed. My wife likes it though, and we sort of have an annual tradition with it now.
     

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