Richard Bazeley from Australia sent a photo of spoons he has carved as Christmas gifts:
These are carved green from the cherry plum tree wood that we pruned last Saturday. Presents for the cooks among us. Hand tools made by hand for hands to use and enjoy.And no doubt making them is more pleasurable than fighting crowds at the mall. When you make a tool for others to use, you extend an invitation that they, too, become engaged creatively through their hands.
Today in my shop, I'll be milling walnut and maple for a table, also cleaning and cooking in preparation for my daughter arriving home from college for the Christmas holiday.