Unique bowls handcrafted from specially selected types of wood. These bowls will become a much loved, useful display item amongst many homes. Can be used to display fruit, serve bread or any number of uses that deserve a unique setting. Range of timbers usually used; English Yew, Cornish Elm and Spalted Beech.
- Small: 40cm long
- Medium: 55cm long
- Large: 55cm plus long
Bowl width and depth will vary. If you have a particular request please get in touch.
- Starts with timber being stacked outside on pallets for a year. For Beech, the spalting can take place (spalting is the growth of a fungus in wood that creates dark streaks that follows the pattern of the grain).
- The timber is then covered to air dry for a year.
- Branch wood is rough cut to length.
- The bark is removed with a traditional hand tool draw knife.
- Three pieces are chosen, the bottom of each are flattened on the jointing machine.
- Then one side of the outer pieces are flattened and the middle piece both sides, ready for them to be glued and clamped together.
- Once the lamination is complete shaping can begin.
- Draw out shape of bowl.
- Power carve wood out using different size discs.
- Router flat the base of the bowl.
- Hand shape the edges with a draw knife.
- Cut with chop saw 10 degree angle ends to the bowl.
- Start six different grades of sanding process.
- Water pop to raise the grain.
- Final hand sand.
- Apply two coats of mineral oil over whole bowl.
- Apply one coat of bees wax mineral oil mix
- Fit rubber feet.
- Final check. Branch bowl complete – ready to add to the online collection.