click on the thumbnail to see a full-size image. The interior shot shows the column in the owner'sÂ home, where I also built the earthen corner fireplace and plastered the walls and ceiling. . . .
carved from green wood: roughed out with a hatchet and/or a northwestern style adze, then shaped and finished with crooked knives and a straight blades (click on the thumbnail for an uncropped view of the entire photo). Some of the detail work is done w/little burins. The bowls I carved with a crooked knife, straight blade, and a neat jig designed by Bill Coperthwaite (author of A Hand Made Life). Bill's spoon is the little yellow (birch) ladle with the scooped indents where the handle meets the bowl -- his addition to the tradition of spoon design. After I started carving spoons, a friend . . .