The two most dominant trees on my property were a weeping cherry and a sugar maple. Both of these were important as the weeping cherry was planted soon after we moved into the home over 20 years ago, and while the sugar maple was already planted when we moved in, each fall we were visited … Continue reading I wouldn’t suggest it, but I have plenty of carving wood.
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