It’s time to spend more hours down in the shed, and see what will evolve this next season that will be new and different!
Over Christmas, I was given some big pieces of very spalted maple that had been felled 4 to 5 years ago. Throughout January, these pieces evolved and transformed… from something that looks not so good, punky, to a carved wooden bowl or dish that now looks ever so handsome.
From the raw wood, after sculpting, sanding, oiling – here’s a finished Spalted Maple Shell Bowl, ready for display. If you’re interested in the progress, have a look at From Start to Finish: Spalted Maple Shell Bowls!
Two out of the three bowls will be submitted to the upcoming art2art show, put on by the Sooke Fine Arts Society!
On New Years Day, I installed a new bench sander. A nice, quiet day to carve a few things “small” – cleats, wooden wall arbutus coat hangers – and use the new bench sander and start a wee beach weathered redwood fish for someone special.
When up snowshoeing the other day in the hills we came across a fine looking “root” at the edge of a tea bog. We went back the next day with the chain saw and brought it home. However it was too heavy for 2 of us to hoist into the truck, luckily some hikers passed by within minutes and lent a helping hand. We got the piece home to dry out for next summer’s “lets make something” time.