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Willow Bowl

Willow bowl commission finished this afternoon. The exterior surfaces of the bowl are sanded to 2500 grit, with the exception of the underneath of the end wings which are fluted for grip, the interior of the bowl retains the tool marks per the cust...
by Mark Emery - Countryman on Dec 22, 2013

Sycamore Bowl

Worked some more on the Sycamore bowl ive been working on for some time today, i refined the interior of the bowl a bit with the gouges, although i still have work to do to get it to the finish i want,  i also sanded the exterior of the bowl down, t...
by Mark Emery - Countryman on Mar 31, 2013

Willow Bowl

Carved from Willow using traditional hand tools such as an adze and gouges, the bowl features a sanded exterior surface, but retains the tooling from it's manufacture on the inside surface, once complete the bowl was treated with a...
by Mark Emery - Countryman on Mar 30, 2013

Willow Bowl

Finished today, one Willow Bowl and i just don't like it, i have no idea what was going through my mind when i chose to sand it inside and out, but having spent ages sanding the thing down and going down through all those grits, yep, i decided it was...
by Mark Emery - Countryman on Mar 29, 2013

Sycamore Cup

Got the Sycamore Kuksa/cup i started the other day finished off today. The cup features a tooled exterior finish and a smooth interior surface, to finish it off the cup was given a liberal coat of tung oil, to not only seal and protect the wood, b...
by Mark Emery - Countryman on Mar 26, 2013

Sycamore Cup

Made a start on a new wooden cup this afternoon, so far i have about an hour and a half invested in it.  It's carved from a piece of green Sycamore and was roughed out using an axe and knife for the exterior and a small gouge and Mora spoon knife...
by Mark Emery - Countryman on Mar 20, 2013

Willow Bowl

Made a start on another bowl earlier today, this time from Willow, as you can see from the photo, it's still very much in the rough and very thick in places, although it's in it's infancy.  I can already start to see the finished bowl in my minds...
by Mark Emery - Countryman on Mar 18, 2013

Sycamore Bowl

Latest Sycamore Bowl, quite a deep one this time, the inner section of the bowl currently sits at just over three inches deep, but i think by the time the bowl has been finished, the actual bowl depth will be closer to four inches, as there is still...
by Mark Emery - Countryman on Mar 17, 2013

Long Bowl / Tray

Finished off another bowl / tray today, this one per the others i have made recently is from a nice piece of Sycamore, although, this came from a large branch rather than a section of the main trunk as the others did. The bowl/tray is a little ove...
by Mark Emery - Countryman on Mar 14, 2013

Sycamore Kuksa / Kasa - Finished At Last

As my day was totally screwed by the atrocious weather, i figured i would make the best of a bad job and spend some time reworking the Kuksa ive been making. I had originally sanded the exterior surface down and well, i didn't like it, so this aft...
by Mark Emery - Countryman on Mar 12, 2013

Sycamore Bowl

Per the post about the Sycamore Kuksa i finished off today, i also got the small Sycamore drinking bowl i was making finished as well. I still have some work to do to finish of the interior surface of the bowl, but the outside is more or less fini...
by Mark Emery - Countryman on Mar 12, 2013

Sycamore Kuksa / Kasa

Got a good way through finishing off the Sycamore Kuksa i started last Sunday, i decided, foolishly i think, to sand the kuksa down and i have to say, i really don't like it, i think tomorrow i will spend some time with the gouges putting a tooled fi...
by Mark Emery - Countryman on Mar 9, 2013

Sycamore Drinking Bowl

Small drinking / finger bowl made from Sycamore, so far, i have about an hours work in this and per many projects at the moment, ive got to wait for it to dry before i can really do any more to it, im thinking that i may add a small handle made of an...
by Mark Emery - Countryman on Mar 6, 2013

Sycamore Bowl

Made a good start to a new bowl today, at the moment ive only roughed it out with the axe & adze and cleaned up the inside a bit with the gouges, so it's a bit of a rough diamond at present. I'm going to leave it for at least a week i think, b...
by Mark Emery - Countryman on Mar 4, 2013

Sycamore Kuksa / Kasa

I made a start on a new Kuksa / Kasa this afternoon, the cup is made from a glorious piece of fresh felled Sycamore that has been a dream to work with, to start off with i used my small adze to make the bowl and then went to the Swedish Carving Axe t...
by Mark Emery - Countryman on Mar 3, 2013


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