I’m preparing a couple blanks for my program at Fine Woodworking Live in two weeks. I noticed I had walnut bowls sitting around in three stages, so I’ll call them Larry, Curly, and Mo. Larry is a log section — a bowl in waiting. Curly was roughed out from a green log a couple months ago and is in limbo. Mo has been through the dry-carving stage, oiled and ready for action.
Here’s Larry after I split off the white sapwood and the angle near the pith with a froe. I cleaned up what will be the bottom surface with a plane.
Especially on a relatively wide blank for an “upside-down” bowl, it’s not necessary to start with a complete half log and flatten the entire width. The foot of the bowl won’t be that wide anyway.
Now that Mo is finished, I’ve just posted it to my website for sale. It’s been awhile since I’ve been able to post an available bowl, but I plan to have some more before long.
Mo’s relatively modest in size and soft-spoken. 13 1/4″ long, 8 3/4″ wide, 4″ high. I used a subtle texture and no bling on this one.