I’ve been roughing out bowls. Rather than store logs for long periods in the summer heat, I try to do the green carving and let the roughed bowls dry. Then they can patiently wait for further carving until I get to them, whether it is a month or a year later.
Among the ones in the photo is the white oak bowl that was featured in the videos on layout and hollowing (upper right). I also planned on a video showing the hewing of the exterior, but I had technical problems that put an end to that idea. The good news is that I already have two videos on my website that show that process. Here is one, and here is the other.
I’d much rather carve than mess around with an ipad anyway, and I need to get to it. As Peter Follansbee shockingly reminded me in his latest post, there will soon be an intrusion on my carving time and other summer projects I’ve postponed. Time to make hay while the sun shines.
Come fall, those dry bowls will be patiently and pleasantly waiting for me in the evenings.