My greenwood week students are making small bowls this week and I promised them I would post this video of a German dude making a small bowl. I just watched it again for fun:
The tools in the windowsill are very similar to what a chairmaker would use for carving seats – the inshave is very similar to what I use, though his is about worn out.
Beer and schnaps for lunch, anyone?
Peter Follansbee told me not to store my axe in the hewing block, I think. Why? I don’t remember. This dude isn’t listening to Peter. Pay attention mister! (12:15)
The trick happens at the 12:30 mark – but I won’t spoil it for you. I would never have thought to try it.
He’s got some rather impressive axe control. He doesn’t use much else. 15:20
Do any of you spit in your hands? I find the idea slightly disgusting, but I think I’ll have to try it. 18:55
At 19:30 he uses the hand adz with a pulling/swinging motion I’ve never seen.
About 10 years ago my clogging team went to a folk festival in Brazil to preform in a little town first settled by Germans in the 1840. Apearently the population boomed again in the 1940’s as Nazis fled WWII. Most people still spoke German as well as Portuguese and ate German food. We were put up in a school with the German marching band from Germany and we listened to them play for hours on end, whether we wanted to or not. The end of the film brought back memories of parties with lots of cheap beer and Caipirinhas, old German dudes flirting with my young clogging friends and lots of dancing.
Comb Back Rocker Class
There seems to be plenty of interest in a Comb back class so I’ve booked one in March. More info on my teaching page. Also, the settee class just had a cancellation, so there is a spot available again.