Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Cherry bowl

Just put the finishing touches to a cherry bowl I carved a couple of weeks ago

Carved in the style of Robin Wood, with the hollowing out done with a carving adze whilst in the bowl vice, and then axing the back of the bowl afterwards

With the axe I can get pretty close to the desired dimensions, then i remove the axe marks with a push knife and travisher before drying the bowl in sawdust for a couple of weeks and then sanding it down

Finished with sanding sealer and walnut oil, I love the way the oil brings out the grain in this bowl, think it works really well with this style