|Project by jjw5858||posted 02-26-2012 10:30 PM||1337 views||3 times favorited||6 comments|
Hey wood folks, hope you may have checked my new blog review on the Working Wood series Book and DVD’s, if so here is a glimpse of just one of many new things I enjoyed learning how to create.
I like to call it…SPATULA ALLA SELLERS….LOL…..my interpitation of the begining coursework.
This is a very cool and different Spatula and the kick off lesson in the series.
This was really interesting and a nice workout for the spokeshave, chisels, copesaw, and ears….LOL!
I say ears because one of Paul Sellers main themes is to tune your listening into your work..listen to the chisels, saw…..etc. Hear the woods tones…..and learn what it is teling you as you work…..great stuff and it opens new doors into the room of instincts and creativity.
Sharpening and accuracy are also rules to live by….and even though we know it….it is expressed and shown to a degree that makes it fun and challenging. I would hate to hear what the wood was telling me with dull blades…lol
This project I recomend to anyone of any level…and I think it’s a terrific job to do with anyone who has children or grandkids….very nice way to spend an afternoon.
PLEASE READ: Now…..inportant….I did my piece in Pine…and this is for decoration and learning only…when making one for using food….fruitwoods are more preferred…....Apple, Cherry…etc.
So if interested please look at my review blog on this course…if you want to just have a getaway from your machines for a day….or are looking to go full out with handtool work….Paul Sellers and his course I found so far to be a great way to go!
Thanks for looking…and have fun making this or whatever helps you connect with the calm of working with wood.
Be well and great shavings…Gossamer (Thanks Roy and Paul!)
-- "Make something you love tomorrow...and do it slowly" JLB