Hawthorn spoon

Back in December we ran a bushcraft day for the volunteers at Stodmarsh NNR; I wrote about it in this post.  It was a great day out and we met some lovely people.  Ben, one of the rangers at the reserve, gave us some freshly cut hawthorn to take away.

We’ve been a bit busy recently with Christmas etc, so it’s only just now that we’ve got around to using the wood.  Nicola has carved a large serving spoon from the hawthorn.  According to her, it is an easy wood to carve and as you can see, it gives a great finish.

A hawthorn spoon

hawthorn spoon | carving | south east | Kent

Whilst it looks like there is a small hole in the centre of the spoon, it’s actually a knot, there aren’t any holes in it!  Nicola gave the spoon a few coats of olive oil to help preserve it.

You can see plenty of photos from our Carving course, as well as all our other courses, on our Facebook page.

About Gary

Lead Instructor at Jack Raven Bushcraft, teaching bushcraft, wilderness and survival skills to groups and individuals.

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