We had a nice selection of finished pieces and examples. An impressive little collection of work If I do say so myself.
Tom demonstrated the early parts of the process. Taking the fallen tree and riven or pit sawn pieces and breaking them down into workable stock.
|Hewing away with the adze|
|Putting your froe into it|
|planing to thickness|
|Checking your work|
|Working the timber down with a slick|
|Working with a scrub plane.|
|A well deserved rest leaning against the nearly finished leg of his spring pole lathe. The thing is massive.|
|The panels I carved ahead of time for display. My first true foray into green riven white oak. |
What a pleasure to work with.
Thanks to Tom and Paul for letting me pal around and make some woodchips with you.
Ratione et Passionis