Getting my hands on a good walnut log recently, I decided to rough out a few bowls from it, then return to each one individually down the road. Some of these will be destined for folks that have been waiting for walnut.
The wait for winter is almost over, still a few more days…. but as I look out my workshop window it sure seems to have arrived.
This morning, a junco and a tufted titmouse shared a sunflower seed brunch in the window box.
Their footprints in the snow are a reminder to make some of my own.
Not even out of the yard yet, the holly berries catch my eye. They’ve been there for months, but they stand out in contrast now.
The snow rests like pillow tops on riverside rocks.
Icy pools reflect the streamside trees.
And one of my favorite sycamores has donned a coat of snow.
Now it’s back to the walnut in the shop and the visiting birds. I noticed that Ben Strano and Jeff Roos have posted the 10th installment of my bowlcarving video workshop at Fine Woodworking Magazine Online. We’re getting there now, doing the finishing cuts on the inside of the bowl. So far, in episodes 1-10, that makes nearly four hours of video! Seemed to go a lot faster for me. Lots of work for Ben and Jeff, and they’ve done an amazing job.