|Project by Stefflus||posted 186 days ago||541 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
This task is “crimping a bottom in place” A green wood technique. Dunno if there’s an english word for this sort of thing.
The first try was picture 3, a needlehouse that is meant to be filled with tallow. It is made in Alder, with a Sallow lid. This “box” or what you might call it split when it dried because the bottom was to large, so I glued in a strip of sallow.
In order to be sure I had the required two objects, I made the one with the hinged lid. It is also Alder, but with an Aspen lid hinged on a Rowan pin. This one almost split too, you can see it is bulging at it’s lowest point.
The mug is Birch, which was much harder to hollow out. It has a Sallow handle that is fixed to the mug with mortise and tenon. I later decorated it with rubbing bark powder paste into cuts, I used Sallow bark to get a matching color to the handle. This technique is called “Kolrosing”, but “Barkrissing” (scratchbarking) is more accurate.
-- -Steffen, from Norway