Sunday, 10 April 2011

More Bowling

Anyone see anything wrong with using an adze as a gouge?

Like this...

and this...

Robin asked if there could be any improvements to the bowlmate.  Perhaps make the ends a bit longer so you can ride it.
It holds it down very firmly and is a comfortable working position - never stand if you can sit down.

4 comments:

Gorges Smythe said...

The gouge idea is fine as long as no one tries using a hammer. That idea about making your bowl vise longer may be a good one.

Brian said...

Nothing wrong at all, I hope to get a nice curved adze when I save up some pennies.Nice work
Brian

flyingshavings said...

No I think there's no prob using the adze as a gouge, I'd not considered using a maul though - good idea! On the other hand I like using the adze as an adze to get as fine a finish as poss before using spoke shave/knife and I think it's good practice for hand eye co-ordination to take out those smoothing chips with tiny chops following on each other - just my point of view on it - so long as you can produce good bowls safely who cares?

Anonymous said...

I have seen several videos where Northwestern coastal Native sculptors use their elbow adzes with an additional mallet blow, and also using it more like a hand plane as in the pics here.