That meant that some sort of small dish or box would be a nice item to accompany the hazelnuts, but I have grown tired of making and giving dovetailed boxes. One day I got one of my infamous brainstorms. I went out to the firewood pile and selected nice looking douglas-fir pieces with a wide live edge. Then I split them out with an ax so they would be approximately 3" deep and 6-8" wide. Cut about 12" long, this would form the outside of a box. I jointed the bottoms flat but left the split edges and long sides as is.
To create the bowl, I hogged out a lot of the waste with a large forstner bit, which gave me nice rounded corners. Then I used a chisel and gouge to remove the rest of the waste. With a wiped-on finish, they're done: