A collection of bowl blanks and rough
carved bowls. The best technique is to rough out the bowl and then let it sit for a month or two, even if the wood is
already "seasoned". After drying is complete, the bowl shape and proportions are established with a rotary rasp, and then
hours of scraping and sanding commence. All my bowls are cut and finished freehand; they are not turned on a lathe.
A small knitting bowl. It is large enough
for a ball of yarn and has a feed hole to draw the yarn through. This particular bowl is carved of cherry, which always
beautiful, even if the grain is straight and regular and has no "beauty marks".
This is a shallow bowl, carved from a
large but low burl cut from a deformed maple log. Most of the exterior of the bowl is the natural surface of the log,
exposed by sripping the bark from the wood. The interiior shows a mostly birds- eye grain pattern,
This bowl and
several others are on display at O'Shauaugnessy Antiques in Watkins Glen.
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This small tray is carved from the same log
as the bowl above.
Several bowls on display at Finger Lakes
Fibers in Watkins Glen NY. Both large and small bowls are shown in this picture; in the lower tier left to right, is a small cherry bowl, a spalted birch bowl and a pine bowl. On the upper tier is a bowl carved from spalted ash and in the distance a small bowl carved from sumac wood.
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