In this book, carver Danielle Rose Byrd not only describes how to carve your own bowls from green wood, but also explains the steps and choices you may encounter along the way.
She begins by covering the basics of wood selection, harvesting and storage. She delves into woodworking tools and sharpening methods, explaining how to sharpen specific types of edges, including curved, single-bevel and double-bevel edges.
Additional chapters include an introduction to hold-downs and how to prepare your own bowl blanks. Then, Byrd shows you how to create three skill-building bowl designs: bark-up, pith-up and round bowls. Her step-by-step instructions help you to carve each project and teach you about the materials and techniques for finishing them.
Filled with detailed photos and diagrams, coupled with Byrd’s entertaining style, this book is an excellent guide for woodworkers of all experience levels interested in bowl carving or getting started in working with green wood.
Softcover, 8" × 10", 247 pages, 2021.