Power carving first go .....

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Project by rockmolsen posted 05-21-2018 08:50 PM 1292 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Using a combination of Arbortech Tools, I created some shallow bowls from a crotched section of pecan wood. I also purchased the Rockwell Jaw Horse which is great for holding and locking in irregular shaped items.

I was pretty careful about chainsawing this log in half, creating 2 equally sized pieces. I started by using Arbortechs Turbo plane to flatten the bottom so it sat level and stable. Then with various carving attachments began the hollowing and sanding process. Since log was still a bit wet, moisture content was around 14 so I left it a bit thicker on the sides to try and prevent any further cracking. I think the one on the left in pic 1 looks like it has an eye and eye brow! They are sanded to 200 and finished with 3 coats of salad bowl finish. Each bowl took about 2.5 hrs. You need to use the handles on the grinders tools since its easy for those to want to grab and start carving where you don’t want to.

Thanks for looking.

-- Rick --------The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.

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#1 posted 05-21-2018 09:10 PM

Great looking free-form bowl!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#2 posted 05-22-2018 01:38 AM

Very nice work.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#3 posted 05-22-2018 05:34 AM

Nice to see good tool in action.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 05-22-2018 02:50 PM

You did a nice job on these crotched pieces.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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