|Project by jdh122||posted 03-30-2014 07:13 PM||864 views||0 times favorited||1 comment|
Here’s a bit of carving I’ve been doing lately with ax, adze, knife and gouge. The square bowl/platter is aspen, all spoons are maple and the round bowl is ash. The ash bowl was carved from the end of a 2 inch thick board leftover form a recent table project, so bone dry. I don’t think I’ll carve a bowl from dry hardwood again – it was incredibly hard work, although it is reassuring to know that I can do it with handtools, in case I decide to do a Windsor-style chair with a hardwood seat some day.
I’m not entirely happy with the shape of my spoons, but I do seem to be (slowly) improving. Rubbed with boiled potato to avoid cracking while drying and then finished with Tried and true BLO (no additives).
I’d like to do a few more bowls, but what’s left of my aspen/poplar log is buried in over 3 feet of snow.
-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests