Saturday 2 July 2016

"There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in"

So even after 3 weeks in and out of water with the oak bowls, there is still some cracking going on. Time for more extreme measures.

You can see the water pouring in through the cracks, as this bowl is plunged into my giant's boiling pan (bulk tomato can).

I don't mind if these bowls have a few cracks, as long as they don't tear themselves apart. Maybe this boiling will stop that happening. For now the cracks have closed up. If not their beauty will be short-lived, and maybe more beautiful for it. Ajahn Chah "When I understand that the glass is already broken, every moment with it is precious."


Like the one I axed too hard.

Think I'll try some timbers that want to be bowls. Like cherry.

Now I have this Dave Budd adze, I can rough out bowls much quicker and safer than with the chainsaw.

And this black walnut.

On the new horse for shaving.

And sidetracking back onto relief carving. Taking an element of one of my previous designs.

And re-working it. Trials for the chest with drawer.


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