|Two bowls sitting on silver birch|
A week or so later I gathered some tools, froe, axe, large knife and a spoon knife and started work on two bowls.
The first step is to split the log into two halves and then start carving with the axe, the axe is used to quickly remove wood and rough out the intended shape. The shape is then refined with the large knife and the spoon knife is used to hollow the bowl.
Although the wood was split into two very similar halves the carving produced two very different bowls, the shape, thickness and curvature comes from working with the wood and not against it.