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The Homestead Atlanta: Beginning Woodcraft – Hand Carved Salt Bowls
April 14, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wood comes from trees. Trees are plants that grow up out of the earth. Most woodworkers see wood as a product, taking all the earth out of it and making it as uniform and precise as a human can.
Or, you could just find some branches about as wide as a coffee mug, let them dry out for a while, cut the branches into sections that are three to four inches tall, and then hollow out one end to create a small bowl, perfect for holding salt, perfect to go right by the stove. You can also whittle a wee little spoon that’s perfect for scooping up the salt. Making these salt bowls is surprisingly simple and fun. With a Dremel tool, you have complete control over the shape of the wood, inside and out, letting you keep as much of the nature inside the wood as you want. The bowls make perfect gifts, and whittling spoons is a time-honored and ancient relaxation technique that can be a bit addictive – in a good way.
About the Instructor:
Michael Wall is a seventh-generation Georgian and the program director at Georgia Organics, where he has worked since December 2008. Before that he was an award-winning journalist. Michael is a self-taught and still learning wood hobbyist, and has been making salt bowls for two years. His family is from south Georgia. He currently lives in North Ormewood Park in Atlanta.
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