Friday, October 7, 2011

A friend gave me a lump of willow so I thought I would use it to make a bowl.

Willow proved to be a strange wood to carve, water sprayed from it when it was hit with the axe and it scratches or dents when you just look at it.

The wood was also very light and felt weak so the bowl is a bit chunky :-)

I don't think that I will carve much willow but it was fun to sit in the woods and make the bowl :-)

The bowl is sixteen inches end to end.

Unupdate to the original post: The bowl is seasoning and the surface is getting tougher.


  1. I've wondered what it would be like to work willow. Thanks for posting.


  2. Hi Luke

    It is very soft so it is easy to dent or scratch.
    It would be good as a wood to learn on but there are many woods that I would rather carve, like Cherry.