I got a load of fairly straight-grained sycamore recently and I've been having a go at a technique for making spoons where you firstly turn a shape . . .
Split it in half . . .
the one at the back had a bit of wild grain and hasn't split very straight.
Then carve out the bowl . . .
These were originally going to be salad servers! but they've come out looking more like scoops or kasas or kuksas.
I was shaving some spatulas afterwards and this amazing Celtic Shaving appeared - I've been fascinated by this kind of thing since I was a kid.
It probably says something in Arabic . . .