Monday, March 14, 2011

Just getting back into the swing of things.
My brother-in-law John Wajda passed away from heart failure on January 12th. he would have been 43 on the 20th. My younger sister Amy and the 5 children are doing very well. I left here on the 9th. when he had been taken to the hospital 2 days prior and stayed in Vermont to help till February 21st. I did bring some tools to carve while I was there. Not that I had a whole lot of time to between feeding a horse, 5 chickens and a guinea pig, not to mention feeding and maintaining the out side wood furnace. They go through 14 to 15 cords of wood each season.
A lot of catch up work around the house consumed the first week and a half or so. Now it's back to the old grinder and make many bowls.

4 comments:

flip flops said...

We miss you! Thanks for teaching Danny.

Rhonda said...

I love your work. I've dabbled in carving spoons and other items for several years as a hobby and am now starting on bowls. How do you preserve your wood (I have Pentacryl for wet wood); where do you get it; do you use dried or wet wood, etc. I really am concerned about preventing checking/cracking in the future. I have oak, cedar, magnolia, gum (ugh), etc. at various stages. Live out in the country and there are plenty of dead trees to harvest. Thanks for any information!

Tom Lowe said...

Rhonda, my e-mail is woodcvr@juno.com. If you would like more info on bowl carving send an e-mail. Other than this post I have no way of getting in touch with you.

Traci Johnson said...

Your work is simply beautiful! I just bought a book on Southern Biscuts and was surfing the net for a Dough Bowl and came accross your site. Will e-mail you with more specifics but I hope you can help with my desire to own an authentic wooden dough bowl. I saw the Maple Trencher and the Maple Dough Bowl. So much of what I have seen on the net as "authentic Dough Bowls were indeed old but no loger appropriate for cooking...just for decorative use, I'm looking for something I can unpack and make my hubby some slammin' biscuts and gravy! Keep up the beautufl work!