I'm sadly one of those nostalgic bakers. I don't care for all that fancy, artisanal equipment such as fancy knives, tins, etc. But what I do yearn for is a little wooden trough, like the good olden days. You know, since I always use my trusted wooden spoon and pyrex bowl to get things going, and finish the job on a boring glass chopping board.
I dream of getting myself dirty and arm deep in a litte trough in the garden Pathetic, I know.
Naturally, troughs were used to mix and knead several KGs of flour. Since my daily batch is rarely more than 500g, I woudl not need a biggie. Were would one purvey one? Garden centre? (I've tried, they're all fancy, or plastic).
Also, does one have to treat the wood before use? I suspect keeping it would be as simple as rinsing it with water and letting it dry naturally.