I love carving these multi-purpose utensils using bits of storm-felled cherry I find on the woodland floor (being careful not to take anything that is being inhabited by beast or fungi). An Instagram follower described them as elephants feet, and I rather like that.
Each spoon is designed to fit your coffee tamper needs, the smaller footprint here is to fit a 50mm diameter tamper, I use this size for my espresso machine and the larger one is 70mm which fits my stovetop Moka pot (Moka pots don’t want to be packed tight like the espresso machine, so I just use the tamper as a levelling off tool). If the size you need is not in the options then just let me know and I will create it especially. The price is for one spoon.
Wild Cherry – Prunus Avium – is probably my favourite wood to work with, it looks beautiful, is relatively predictable to cut and smells good when you get in there! Cherry is nice and easy to ID, the leaves are long, slender and spiky, the bark has lateral lines rather than vertical ones and is shiny, the blossom is magnificent and the berries are very obvious- they look like cherries!
In the Middle Ages, during the times of the Black Death, it was thought that the bark of Bird Cherry would protect you from the plague. Maybe if you covered yourself entirely with the bark sealing all and any openings, then submersed yourself in boiling water for a few years you could probably avoid catching any plague like illnesses….but you would probably get really bored.
For more info about Wild Cherry and tree identification and interest, in general, see my blog – Tree School.
If this product is sold out get in touch, I’m sure I will be able to find something similar and produce you a new unique piece based on this one.