Friday, 23 November 2012

Current works in progress

I have spent the majority of the last couple of weeks in the woods, making stuff. I now have lots of items in their final stages, drying out before I can do the last finishing cuts. The wood is much easier to work when relatively green, but it takes a better finish once the moisture content has fallen.

I have enjoyed making some larger objects with the help of a curved adze and gouges.

Here is a selection of the items I have made recently, all unfinished: 3 spoons of willow and field maple, one spatula in striped ash, a blackthorn serving spoon, a large poplar platter, a kuksa cup and an eating bowl in apple wood.