|Project by Roger Kimmel||posted 08-20-2014 01:13 AM||861 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
This is probably the largest bowl I have carved, about sixteen inches long. The wood is cherry, taken from a big tree that came down at my Mom’s house in a freak October ice storm. I had bucked most of it to stove length and split it before I realized that it had nice curly figure. I salvaged some smaller split pieces for box sides. I had a larger, unsplit piece from the butt of the log that I put aside specifically for woodworking, which I used for this bowl. I drilled down from the top in a number of locations to point the depth. I carved out the inside fully before working the outside. I used scrapers and sandpaper to smooth it, wetting it several times during this process to raise the grain. The finish is walnut oil and beeswax. This is an older shot, and the bowl has darkened considerably since then.