The rowan gave some nice pieces too. I used 2 of them to cut a couple of mallots, so I can use my woodchisels, too..... once I properly learned to sharpen them...
This is a old wooden bowl. It was given to me by an older lady, whose garden I kept, because she couldn't anymore. She passed away about a month ago and I decided to honour her by recarving the bowl. As said, it was old. A couple of decades at least. It had seen better days and one of the last jobs this bowl did, was holding used paintsbrushes.... Now they hold my Mora Frosts.
The wood was bonedry, but hadn't split. During the recarving I also learned the basics of sharpening these tools, but still the going/cutting was tough.
|My daughter joined me on the porch. First she did some cutting, too, but when her hands grew tired she wrapped herself in moms woolponcho and read about local parks and preserves.|
|I'm still cutting and carving....|
|The large one taking shape. I made a smaller one, too.|
|from top to bottom; blade, sideview, frontal view|