A better way of buttering your toast by Ksenia.
Saturday, 20 March 2010
John´s previously featured pineapple. Improved and painted.
A classic whittled chain by Jacob. All from one piece.
Jack´s Homer next to the smallest size of Opinel.
Brian brought his own wood to whittle. It was a comb that
he wanted to turn into a demon but that ended up being a pre-historic fish.
A man by Adam
Monday, 15 March 2010
Photocopy hand-out for the 4th meeting.
Big thanks to Ben & Ksenia for hosting the BTWC in their office-spaceship. The club seems to have out-grown its previous venue and with new members joining at each meeting we can only hope that spring will arrive swiftly so that all of us can gather at the place where whittlers belong;
Posted by Bleeding Thumb at 23:04
Thursday, 11 March 2010
This is a chocolate log-cake with clusters of mushrooms made by Jana & Jack for Maeve on her birthday.
It is not unusual for different species of fungi to live in symbiosis with trees, protecting them from disease and parasites. Other forms of mushrooms like Armillaria ostoyae, a genus of the Honey mushroom, are on the other hand directly harmful as they draw water and carbohydrates from the tree which eventually rots. Unlike most parasites the Honey fungus does not need to keep its host alive to thrive on it so it has a highly destructive impact once a colony is established. As if that was not scary enough, a colony that consists of a single-individual of the Armillaria ostoyae in the Strawberry Mountains in Oregon, USA, is supposedly the largest living organism in the world. It spans 8.9 square kilometers and is estimated to be 2,400 years old with a total mass of 605 tons.
Real Honey Fungus