Monthly Archives: January 2017

Spokeshaves and Stumps

Since I listed a spokeshave on my tools-to-bring list for the Greenwood Fest class, I’ve received a couple questions about choosing and using one. A spokeshave is a handy tool for bowlcarving. It excels at fairing a curved surface, and it’s easy … Continue reading

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Black Walnut Bowl

While not as big as Der Mollenhauer’s bowl, this large bowl will still hold a lot of fruit or bread.  It’s 20 3/4″ long, 12 1/4″ wide, and 4 1/4″ high and carved from a lovely black walnut log. I … Continue reading

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Der Mollenhauer

I should have paid more attention in my high school German classes.  I do remember singing a song in German about a three-cornered hat or something — and I can still count.  It would be nice to sit and watch … Continue reading

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Lowrider

I get a fair amount of questions about my bowl horse, but this low bench has been at the center of my workshop even longer.  I built it thirteen years ago, thinking something like this could serve as a multi-purpose … Continue reading

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Tradition

I’ve been catching up on some bowls, but I wanted to take a moment to share this cherry shrink pot that I finished a couple weeks ago.  You might recognize my inspiration for the quote if you’ve visited By Hand & … Continue reading

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On Second Thought…

After considering the whole line-up of Greenwood Fest 2017 pre-fest courses, I’ve decided that we’ll make bowls that have us swinging boldly.  I love bird bowls too, but many of the skills involved in making them are shared by spoon … Continue reading

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