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Cherry Spoon #2: Carving the bowl

11-02-2011 06:19 AM by tr33surg3on | 4 comments »

I picked up a Henry Taylor curved gouge at Hardwick’s in Seattle for this project. I think it’s a 13mm #6 sweep, which is slightly bigger than ideal, but I expect to mostly be using it for larger projects than this. It sharpened up nicely and carves the cherry very well. Bigger cuts feel like hard ice cream, which I understand is about right. Toward the end I ended up doing very light cuts which felt almost like shaving or planing, which surprised me. Won’t need much sandpaper at all. I used an electric hand drill with a precision twist-tie depth stop to drill a reference hole, then carved by eye. Very relaxing for the most part. If I started to get impatient or ...

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