This represents one of my favourite woods – FIREWOOD! This piece of Beech was rescued from our firewood stock in 2012 and left to dry. There were only a few pieces that were worth saving, but I can assure you I got it all 🙂
In ‘video #3’ I went through the bottom of a bowl. I’m sure we have all done it. This is ‘Part 1’ of how I fixed the bottom. I could have just thrown this away as it wasn’t a particularly good piece of wood, but I wanted to learn the process of repairing so I have the knowledge when I really need it. Everyone should attempt a repair, at least once! I wouldn’t do it quite the same way today, but this learning process was invaluable.
A small ‘four footed’ bowl (in Beech) I turned before the ‘Three Footed’ variant. This bowl started to move as the moisture changed and was able to ‘rock’ on it’s feet. A vessel with three feet should be stable on any surface. The later ‘Three Footed’ bowl can be found here.