Gotta love those infesting Karelian beetles...

Posted on April 27, 2011 by Furls Business Academy | 1 Comment

For working so hard on this AWESOME MASUR BIRCH.

Believe it or not, the crazy spotty, mottled texture on this spoon is created when a boring beetle of the Finnish province of Karelia eat their way into the local birch trees. The trees fight back and once they have healed the area they’re left with this famous but rare figure.

This spoon really was a pleasure-and-a-half to carve and I’m definitely going to have to sequester summore Masur Birch for carving. I wanted something with a traditional bowl shape but with a handle that was a little more contemporary-minimalist and I ended up with this. The bowl, by the way, is great for scooping (here, it’s digging into some fresh Mexican avocado but ice cream and yogurt would also be great for this spoon).

This one’s definitely going up on Furls right HERE and I hope someone loves it as much as I do! Silky smooth (sanding this burl was AWESOME) and mouth and baby safe. EAT UP!

Posted in birch, craft, diy, Finland, Handmade, Spoon, Wood, Woodcraft, Wooden, woodwork

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Jaylynn
Jaylynn

November 25, 2012

An answer from an expert! Thanks for cnotributing.

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