I seem to have alot of willow lying around and as I have only managed to do about 10 minutes on my lathe I decided to find out what I could make with the willow. I decided on a scandinavian wooden cup called a Kuksa.I have spent a couple of evenings arving a rough willow cup made which seems to hold cider very well. I will put on a photo later. I am concerned it will crack so i decided to christen it early and give it a good soaking in olive oil. One of the traditional treatments is to soak it in vodka as i am at work tomorrow i felt cider would suffice!
I have spent the evenings sending emails to tree surgeons and notts wild life trust and i now have some interesting leads