Above: I've laid out the rough shape of the
bowl's legs/feet and chopped away some
of the wood to get the bowl's shape. This
is a critical time as the overall shape, and to some extent, its size, are determined here. 2/28/2005.
Here are a few of the gouges used at
this stage of the carving. Some folks
use power carvers to speed up this
phase but I generally prefer to take it
slow to better control the emergence
of the shape.
Here I'm marking out the profiles for the
feet. Even at this point I allow myself the
freedom to alter the design and in this
case decided to make the feet more delicate
than the outlines would suggest.
The outside of the bowl is pretty much
shaped and I've chipped away the
waste wood above rim height. 3/6/2005