Mountaindale

..and other things I like.

More cherry wood milling, and more puppy dog walkin.

Milling a fallen Cherry Tree with the Echo 20” 54.1cc and an Alaskan Chainsaw Mill (bit small for a chainsaw mill but it got the job done!)

The best thing about winter

Found a beautiful fallen spalted maple on the trail behind my house. 

Should be able to get 5 or 6 bowls out of it!

Bowl #8

1/8/14

6 Inch natural edge hemlock bowl with a petoskey stone I found  in the middle 

Sometimes we forget how beautiful the place we call home is. 

Bowl #7

1/7/14

7 Inch natural edge hemlock bowl

I found there to be a huge knot/branch in the slab I cut this week, the other side of this branch can be seen in the 5 inch hemlock bowl from Jan. 4th. (bowl #4).

The knot is smooth as silk, we’ll see how this one dries, i’m too scared to stick it in the oven in case it breaks apart. 

Bowl #6
1/6/14
3.5 Inch partial natural edge hemlock bowl
I had a small scrap of hemlock from the log I chopped up into bowl blanks this week so I decided to make this little bowl. I love the edge, ended up putting a little bit of black epoxy in the rim so the top wouldn’t show the crack between the bark and the softwood.

Bowl #5

1/5/14

8 Inch partial natural edge hemlock bowl

Pretty large water stain around the bottom, but the bark came out beautifully, ended up having to apply a little bit of black epoxy to the cracked areas after a few hours in the oven at 175F. I sanded it down to 600 and I think the grain looks great.

Bowl #4

1/4/14

5 Inch hemlock bowl

Branches were tough to get around, but after I sanded it down to 600 the grain looked great.

Still need help with the bottom though.