Turning Archive 2005

First Bowl

Kurt Aebi
>I finally attempted a bowl. I had a small piece of Box Elder from a tree that had fallen over the brook that borders our property. The neighbor from across the brook came over and was cutting it up for firewood and I asked if I could keep some for projects. There was a small streak of red and a big split, there is a little bit of the split left and the red is but a trace, but the grain and worm holes really give it character. I call it a bowl, but it is really cup sized and a fellow at work said I should make a pestil (spelling?) and call it a mortar instead of abowl due to the very rounded bottom. It is 3" dia., 2-1/8" high and 1-5/8" deep.

I am going to cut out a piece of Purple Poplar for the next one!




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