|Project by jjw5858||posted 09-21-2011 01:51 AM||1522 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
I have long been inspired by “Alone in the Wilderness” the fantastic PBS documentary on the adventures of Dick Proenneke and how he built his own log cabin in Alaska….and everything in it!
I watch in awe at how this man built so much….all by himself with only the tools he had….if you have not seen it be sure to look for it on amazon.com…...it’s amazing if you are into country woodworking or just looking to kick back and sip a fine beverage (Tumbler Ale by Sierra Nevada,,,,just sayin’..lol) and relax.
This is from last winter and I thought….well…let’s see what I could do on a weekend with a few hours of outdoors/shop time to test my instincts on making a wooden spoon as he did. I did not have my springpole lathe yet so turning was out of my grasp….so I spilt some cut pine, cope sawed out the basic shape, and then went to work with my buck knife, files and rasps.
I do not own a scorp tool for relieving the actual bowl part of the piece…..so I used what in true “Dick Proenneke Spirit”....I used what I had…..a large carving gouge…lol
I enjoyed the pure raw and rustic look and idea to this and thought some one might take an interest as well.
As always, thanks for all of the previous inspiring comments and I hope this finds everyone well.
-- "Make something you love tomorrow...and do it slowly" JLB