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Monthly Archives: January 2021

R.I.P. mr President

that must have been the shortest presidency in history

The Show has begun

“Ready to Go”

From “Telegram”

Reporter; What is this for Mr.President? President; You will find out.

Steve Gorzell go to;

For a possible scenario over the next few days, Not a sure thing but FaceBook censured it, So it may be the Truth about the CCP war that has begun with the Biden/Harris fraud election


A New Bowl is taking Shape

After about 10 hours of labor this 12″ x 22″x 4″ offering bowl is now shaped and ready to begin the needed finish work

After a couple days cutting up a dead and down Oak tree I have the stump to cut up. Now that last 2-3 feet of a log has a very tortured and tough grain. Very difficult to split with a splitting maul. Such tortured wood makes for the kind of bowl making wood that I seek, The cut out of the center of a Big crouch also makes for a beautifully colored and grained chunk of wood and is nearly impossible to split..

The Draw back of using this kind of wood is you never know what you might encounter as you work your way towards the finished bowl. Sometimes great beauty, sometimes junk! and great piles of wood chips and saw dust

The rough cut from the log, in this case a section from the stump
After cutting away the dross and squaring up the block
The bowl is hollowed out using router and chisels to get the general depth and shape.

Then the outer shape is cut and chiseled into shape, As I never know what I might encounter. the finished shape and size is dictated by the sound wood that remains for the bowl.

A pine, bread making bowl or Trencher

Next a pine bowl being created from a half of the butt cut ( stump )of a pine.

Rough semi-shaped bottom of the 14 x 27″ bowl, outside
Top view of the bowl 12″ x 24″, inside dimensions,

Finished bottom shape
Finished top shape

The size and weight of this bowl will make for a fine bread making bowl. Mix and knead the dough in this bowl and let it rest & rise right in the bowl. Is it a bowl or a trencher? Due to it’s width to length my guess Bowl

The Game is Afoot