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Category: Woodcarving

What begins usually with a chain saw and involves other dangerous tools can turn into some animal or it might simply be a wooden bowl or chalice—the latter of which falls under the rubric of “Tableware.”

Tableware and Carvings 2014

Tableware and Carvings 2014

The bowls and chalices shown were saved from the fire, having originally been just logs in a cord of wood destined for the fireplace. Every carving begins with a chain saw. Then I use a grinder and gouges before a great deal of sanding. The outside is often sealed with a polyurethene coating, while the inside uses a food-friendly mineral oil. If the wood ever feels dry to the touch feel free to freshen up the inside with more mineral…

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New Carvings — 2012

New Carvings — 2012

A Practice Owl! Next to our new cabin is a stump which hold three barn owls that I carved in 2010. It all began with an eight foot stump of an oak tree that died which stands to the West side of our new cabin. The first part of the carving process is taking off the bark and hoping to actually discover the owls that I thought were hiding in the wood.                …

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