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Carving an Ash Bowl

Santa Days at the museum can be pretty hectic talking to families so i thought I would do something a bit different from my usual Bow Making.

I had the steam group plank some Ash trees for me last year into 4in planks about 8 feet long.

They have been sitting patiently by my shelter waiting for some attention.

All work done with hand tools i had with me. 

Ray Iles Roughing Gouge.
Pfeil Gouge
Nic Westermann Axe.
Bandsaw Blade scraper
Frost Mora
Ash Bowl Blank

As it was a spur of the moment decision to carve a bowl I didn't bother marking it out.

Starting to take shape.

Time for my favourite axe to come into play.

More shaping my hands are getting sore now.

End of day 1 about six hours in.

Another day of scraping and final shaping.

The bowl was finished with a rub down with P600 Abranet and given 3 coats of bees wax.

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