DIY Carved Trees
While we have carved a couple of trees before, it has been a few years. Much like riding a bike I guess. After a few minutes it started to seem more familiar.
Pine for wood carving
A group of Cape Breton wood carvers were looking for some big pine for carving. We were happy to help out.
Trough DIY Trencher Bowl
We decided to make another trough(aka trencher bowls). There are so many possible shapes for these troughs, this one turned out very different from the first one we made.
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.
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.
Rustic tree carvings
As recently seen on Arbortech® Youtube channel, they featured a video on carving a small tree. So I thought I’d have a crack at it. I learned pretty soon that a dry piece of pine may not be the best material for the desired effect.
Arbortech Turboplane Tool Review
Recently I tested out the Arbortech Turboplane power carver disc. It was my first attempt at using such a tool, so I didn’t really know what to expect. Safety equipment is mandatory for this type of woodworking.
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.
Turkey Log Bird
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.
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.