These two are made from apple, but I think I'll have a go at doing some in ash as well. It's a fairly plain design, slightly cranked, with a thin, shallow bowl and a very thin handle. The ones I have seen before have fluting going lengthways along the bowl, something that I have seen Fritiof Runhall do in his spoons and I am guessing that the spoon on Jarrod's blog is one of his. It's a lovely effect and, since it would mean carving with the grain, it's a technique which would be very difficult and take a lot of care and control in order for the tool not to bite too deeply into the wood as it lifts the grain. I don't have a tool with a radius small enough to do it, but would like to give it a go another time, perhaps.
|Front view - perfect with tiffin.|