Woodcarving lessons are almost over. The main project is making a bowl from pear wood:
Stage one was making the inside of the bowl, which also involved working out what shape I wanted it to be. Here’s the basic shape rough carved:
Then finished using finer chisels and then sanding to get most of the
mistakes, imperfections out:
My teacher, taking the subtle approach to rough forming the outside of the bowl:
…which left us with something vaguely reminiscent of the Millenium Falcon.
I’d hoped to have a complete bowl to finish this post with but I went and split the wood at a crucial stage yesterday so the ‘bowl’ is currently heavily clamped while the repair sets.
Such is life.
(Apologies to readers of my other blog for the duplicate posting)