Once I’ve completed the greenwood carving, either a bowl or spoon, I let it sit in a controlled environment for drying. Around here that is a large lidded cardboard box in my basement. The basement has a dehumidifier, so even in the summer the humidity level isn’t likely to fluctuate too much. The same … Continue reading Finishing my greenwood carvings, bowls or spoons
Dave Fisher has a great blog post about creating daily bowls, the kind of bowl you would use for morning cereal or maybe a scoop or two of ice cream. While these are very basic bowls, those that he creates have a level of simple beauty that I only hope to achieve some day. … Continue reading Dave Fisher’s Daily Bowls
Danielle Rose Byrd, Dave Fisher, Peter Follansbee , and Amy Umbel are all on my list of those that provide inspiration. They are directly responsible for my initial attempts to make a wooden bowl. My first attempt was to make a traditional Swedish bowl or bark up bowl. I blame this on Danielle based on … Continue reading The Learning Bowl
I was reading through my posts and realized for a blog about green wood carving, there is a shocking lack of green wood carving. I thought I'd address that with sort of a history. I'll attempt a chronological history, but there are no guarantees. When I started on this path I knew I wanted to … Continue reading Some of my work to date, looking back over the last year
I’m a fan of blogs, and one that I enjoy is Lost Art Press. Kara Uhl recently authored a post regarding the Art of Mastery. In it she includes the following. Niels Henrik David Bohr, a Danish physicist who received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1922 for his work on atomic structures once said, … Continue reading Making larger pieces of wood into smaller pieces of wood.
My hope was to dive into a low bench for bowl carving and a shave / bowl horse. Prior to taking on those projects. I wanted to test out my skills. Which resulted in a 3 legged stool. This is from the reclaimed lumber from my previous post. The top is long leaf pine, the … Continue reading Best laid plans
My project to build a shave horse and low bench started with this pile of reclaimed long leaf pine and oak. Once we got it home, we spent some time with a rare earth magnet looking for any nails or such in the wood. This nail was approximately 3" long. At the time I … Continue reading Milling reclaimed wood