Thursday 14 November 2013

Chip carved basswood bowl

Chip carving done in 12'' basswood bowl.
The design consists of 5-pointed rosette flowers and free form leaves:

I found it very hard to carve inside the round edge, but it was very satisfying in the end.

There wasn't much room on the outside rim so at least I carved 'diamond' border all along:

The salad bowl finish was applied on the end, three coats and each of them rebuffed.
The finished bowl is 100% food safe.