Twist and Shout
David Fisher Carving Explorations
by Dave Fisher
2d ago
Yesterday, I was splitting a small straight cherry log for a potential bowl. I was planning on using the upper half above this chunk. As the log split apart, my plans changed. Just about every tree grows with at least ..read more
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Cherry Chicken
David Fisher Carving Explorations
by Dave Fisher
5d ago
It reminds me of that old joke- you know, a guy walks into a psychiatrist’s office and says, hey doc, my brother’s crazy! He thinks he’s a chicken. Then the doc says, why don’t you turn him in? Then the ..read more
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Sliding-Lid Boxes
David Fisher Carving Explorations
by Dave Fisher
2w ago
Box lids can pop off, swing out, hinge up, wedge in, slide over, and who knows what else. This post is about the sliding kind. The box above is one of a pair that I recently made at the request ..read more
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Branch Crook Choices
David Fisher Carving Explorations
by Dave Fisher
1M ago
Another post about processing crooks. For the others, check the category menu (to the right) under “finding wood.” This time I want to show a couple decisions I made when finding a spoon in a piece of the crazy magnolia ..read more
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9 Spoons
David Fisher Carving Explorations
by Dave Fisher
1M ago
A little more color in this group, partly because of the wood species of the crooks I found and partly because I was itching to experiment more with milk paint. So, all of the paint on these is milk paint ..read more
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Nine in the (New) Kiln
David Fisher Carving Explorations
by Dave Fisher
1M ago
I’ve mentioned before that I use a light bulb kiln to cure the oil on my spoons and bowls. My old kiln got kicked around a bit during the move, so I decided to convert my old shop heater cover ..read more
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August Class at Galbert’s!
David Fisher Carving Explorations
by Dave Fisher
1M ago
I’ll be teaching a bowl carving course at Peter Galbert’s school in Rollinsford, NH, just 12 miles from the Maine coast, August 12-17, 2024. Pete and I have talked about this possibility for a couple years, and I’m so happy ..read more
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Cherry Bowl Finished
David Fisher Carving Explorations
by Dave Fisher
2M ago
I’ve finished the cherry bowl that I mentioned in my recent Drying Revisited post. The oil has cured and it’s ready to serve. I’ll share a few more shots of the finished bowl below, but first some photos of some ..read more
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Joel and the Barrel Knife
David Fisher Carving Explorations
by Dave Fisher
2M ago
We were wrapping things up at the end of the bowl carving class. Joel Paul and I were talking about bowls and tools when he handed me this: I had no idea what it was. Heavy. A fancy plumb bob ..read more
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Drying Revisited
David Fisher Carving Explorations
by Dave Fisher
2M ago
Several years ago, I wrote a post outlining my approach to keeping wood green, handling it during the carving process, then letting it dry and so on. As I was carving this bowl recently, I read back through that post ..read more
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