More bowls

It was a sunny morning, so I gathered the latest bowls on the bank of the Wharfe and took their photo. At last the technique is beginning to sink in to my head and hands, thanks to some very helpful hints from Paul Atkin and Robin Wood .

I’m happiest with my latest effort:

This is quite an open one, but the larger items need a suitably large piece of wood to use as a blank.

Here is the one on the lathe just now:

I start by splitting a log and then axing it to a rough hemi-sphere, then the mandrel is mounted for the strap to run on, and then it’s much treadling and cutting with the bowl hooks.  A good way to keep warm on a Winter’s morning!

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