Monday, 3 March 2014

Taxus baccata



9 comments:

  1. That spoon came out beautiful!
    In Nederland we say "naaldhout" - needlewood - for softwood; and indeed, some softwood is not soft at all. Then again, not all needlewood trees have needles - like agathis or parana pine. Whatever it is, the woodgrain is beautiful.

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  2. Your best looking spoon. I love the swirls on that piece of wood.

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  3. Painted by nature - beautiful!

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  4. It is beautiful wood but there's a whisper that not only the seeds and leaves are poisonous but the wood also. I can't see it being a problem myself.

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  5. Your most beautiful spoon yet! I had no idea that yew was such a durable wood.

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  6. A true work of art! It has a Japanese feel to me -- a simple yet subtle, handcrafted piece, useful yet magical, and showing its provenance from nature all the time.

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  7. A very nice texture and wonderfully crafted. I very much prefer spoons to bows

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  8. I never knew wood could be so interesting. I enjoyed the historical background. Nice spoon too.

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