Category Archives: cherry

Hold It!

I snapped this photo while carving on this cherry bowl recently.  I’ve used holdfasts for a long while now, but I still marvel at their nimbleness and versatility.  With a scrap of rubber belting under the bottom and a couple … Continue reading

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“Fish Say…” Shrink Pot

As I was shaving down the walls of this cherry shrink pot, I couldn’t help but notice a few small tight pin knots, mostly because the swirling grain direction around them was causing me fits.  Then I thought they might … Continue reading

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Not All Those Who Wander…

All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost. — J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring “Let’s see … Continue reading

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Workhorses

I’ve carved several of these horse-head ale bowls now, and each one seems to end up with it’s own personality.  Much of that, thankfully, happens in spite of me.  Each log is different, imparting it’s character on the finished piece.  … 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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Cena Parata Est

In seventh grade, I found myself enrolled in Latin class.  Given my lack of effort and interest, it’s a wonder that I retained anything.  I do remember that my class name, Pisces, was a big hit, mostly because the Latin … Continue reading

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Cold November Rain

As I happily remain in the shop this morning, in my head I hear Axl Rose’s refrain. I’m carving flutes along the outer surface of this little “wine bowl.” This is quiet, contemplative work that seems to fit a rainy morning. … Continue reading

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