When EJ and I got together we just clicked. We met over a beautiful hand-carved wooden spoon and started talking about the meaning of making. We are like two peas in a pod, and we soon agreed that life is a series of moments that are connected together, and that making is one of the greatest things that connects us, not just to each other, but to the earth and to our dreams.
As we chatted we lit up. Some people have that affect on each other, and idea’s came tumbling out. One of the ideas was to make a hand made wooden lame from sustainable English wood. We dreamed up a tool that was simple, strong light and that connected my fingers and sense of touch to the dough as I cut. In that moment as you score the dough, and break the tension you can see can see the network of gluten you have built laced together, and by scoring the dough you allow the crumb to extend fully as the dough springs in the heat of the oven. It’s beautiful.
Ej’s turned my description of my ideal lame into this gorgeous design. This lame is designed to be has a narrow end so a large proportion of the razor blade is usable, and it has just one nut, so there is minimal faff when changing the blade. It’s long enough to sit comfortably in a man’s hand but elegant and light enough to be used by all.