An exciting form of green woodworking, these carved wooden bowls stem from the same Swedish tradition as Peter’s carved spoons. Learn to split blanks from a log and hew bowls using hatchets, adzes, and carving gouges. From log selection to grain orientation, tool use, and decorative carving, this video covers all you need to get started in this enticing craft.
Peter Follansbee specializes in 17th century period joinery and green woodworking. He spent over 20 years making reproductions furniture at Plimoth Plantation, the living history museum in Plymouth, MA. Peter teaches in craft schools in the US, UK and Sweden and received the Wille Sundqvist and Bill Coperthwaite Slöjd Fellowship in 2016. He co-authored the book, Make a Joint Stool from a Tree: An Introduction to 17th Century Joinery, with Jennie Alexander.
Disc 1 (1:39)
1. Introduction - 0:00
2. Splitting and Hewing - 5:48
3. Hollowing the Bowl - 19:28
4. Shaping the Exterior - 43:43
5. Gouge Work - 1:04:42
Disc 2 (1:16)
6. Refining the Details - 0:00
7. Finishing Cuts - 11:11
8. Decorative Carving - 50:56
175 minutes, DVD (2 discs). Lie-Nielsen Toolworks Productions, 2017.
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