Sunday, 6 April 2014

Alder

I messed around with some alder and made this bowl and spoon. Alder look's very pale when its first worked with a tool, but oxidises quickly and turns a rusty orange colour which is quite neat !!


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5 comments:

  1. I love the bowl! I cut an Alder branch a few weeks ago and carved a spoon. I guess I oiled it to soon because unfortunately it stayed white. Or is it because I microwaved the wood to keep it from cracking? Would have loved to get the orange colour.

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    1. Thanks!! I've never tried the microwave as yet , leaving it be, seems to work for me.. Thanks for looking in ... :)

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  2. Did you carve out that bowl from green alder? If so, the natural drying process may bring out the colour. Kiln dried alder remains light coloured.

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    1. George, yes this alder is as green as the grass and soft as butter. Well not quite butter but the tools have an easy time with it !! ;)

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