I brought home a large beech log from Spoonfest, with the intention of making some bowls from it. So after a particularly hectic week, here's the first of hopefully several bowls this log will provide.
It's a lot of fun working on a bigger project like this. I do however want to make sure I have it ready for drying by the end of the weekend, as I already have about three bowls that have dried before I've got them to where I wanted to get them. They've all been sitting untouched for a while now. Should probably get round to finishing them soon!
Here's what I managed to get done today. Hopefully I can show you the (almost) finished product tomorrow.
|Took a while to saw through|
|Looks great on the inside|
|I used the left half, the right half has a large knot on the outside|
|Learnt this technique of drawing an oval from David Fisher's video.|
|Hewing out with my Hans Karlsson adze|
|The inside all roughed out.|
|I used a Hans Karlsson gouge to remove the adze marks.|
|Using a Svante Djarv little Viking axe to rough out the outside.|
|After about 4 hours work I decided to stop here. More tomorrow!|