Nov 5 2016 – Spent the morning milling some 1.5 x 5.5 larch and spruce to construct memorial crosses for the families who have lost loved ones on a dangerous stretch of the #104 highway between New Glasgow and Antigonish. Continue reading Memorial Crosses
Last week I started experimenting with making trencher bowls (also called dough bowls). The experiment is to see what will come from drying a green carved slab of wood indoors. Continue reading Trencher Bowls
I tried my hand at wood carving. Given the time of year I figured a pumpkin was in order. It was also my first time using the Arbortech power carving tools.
Continue reading Pumpkin Carving
I find that when I need to take my mind off of the day to day things, I go into the workshop. However with no power, there’s not a lot I’d like to do with manual tools. I do have my chainsaw, so I set about creating some wood chips. Continue reading Turkey Log Bird
The missus was spying some of the hand crafted dough bowls on one of those picture gallery web sites today. I asked her if she wanted one and while she didn’t say yes, I assume she did. I’ve never made one… but there’s always a first time. Time to crank up the chainsaw.
I found a burl cutoff in a forest clearing the other day and instantly saw a bowl. Now, I’ve never carved a bowl before, or for that matter use a chainsaw to carve. But, I’m game to try anything once. And this was fun! Things to note…you need a really sharp cutting chain, a steady hand and preferably a secure place to hold the burl while carving out the bowl. I didn’t really have a secure place so I buried it in a pile of bark mulch near my workshop. Then I started up the saw…