Today was a good day for oiling. The sky was glowering and threatening rain. It's been very dry here during the early summer, so any rain is a godsend. It will fall on Dartmoor, and slowly make it's way into the Dart. Dart means oak river and once it's passed through the peat it takes on it's dark colour. These bowls are made from trees that grow near the Dart, they take it's colour.
So, there has been a lot of finishing of bowls going on this week. The bowl horse came galloping into action.
I will be opening up my workshop as part of the Devon Open Studios 9-23 September. Come and see these bowls and others, furniture and lots of other carving.