Category Archives: shrink box

“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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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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Shrink Pots with Roy and Peter

Now here is TV worth watching…two of my heroes making shrink pots.  I checked, and apparently The Woodwright’s Shop is not number one in the TV ratings — a mystery that may help explain my difficulty relating to the wider world!  Well, it’s … Continue reading

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New Evening Trees Shrink Pots

Like most things I make, work on shrink pots occurs in two stages — wet and dry.  After the pot has dried, I go over all of the surfaces again to leave a burnished and clean surface.  I’ve finished a … Continue reading

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Bent, Warped, and Twisted

I had a plan in my mind for a square tapering shrink pot. As I smacked the froe and watched the waste from the first side fall away, I realized this log had other plans.  This cherry tree had grown with a … Continue reading

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Evening Trees Shrink Pot

A longing to wander tears my heart when I hear trees rustling in the wind at evening… Trees have long thoughts, long-breathing and restful, just as they have longer lives than ours.  They are wiser than we are, as long … Continue reading

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Shrink Tubes

I wrote about shrink boxes in this post a few months back.  What I call shrink tubes are just long skinny shrink boxes.  The nature of their shape means it is nearly impossible to reach into the interior and reshape … Continue reading

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