Benthic: of, relating to, or occurring in the depths of the ocean (from Merriam-Webster). So dubbed by my friend, Tom, this form is known as The Benthic Vessel (in red oak). No one is sure whether they like it or not at first, including me.
winter’s lathe work
Many of these bowls are or will be for sale at our Etsy Store: BaumWerk.
The following is part 1 of a photo essay on a rustic and a little bit twisty red oak hall table build.
Roughing out the leg spindles
Cutting the tenons to width
Establishing taper with a gouge
Breather, almost there
Leveling out with a jack plane
Down to size with the spoker
After shaping with an angle grinder and hand sanding through many grits
Leg # 2 at dawn
Side by side
About 11 days left and a lot of work to go
Here is my small woodrick inspired by the folks at Plimoth Plantation. With a small door to admit the chickens.
From the top.
From the west
The iron with a pail-bottom radius takes heavy shavings.
Chainsaw-milled and well seasoned,
Cut just north of the heart with enough character to remain functional.