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A year in review – 2019

As the year is nearing the end it’s time to look back and reflect. 2019 was a productive year. I made about 8 bowls, 9 segmented birds, 2 bottle stoppers, 2 dozen pens and Christmas ornaments, a handful of snowmen, trees and mushrooms and 1 light up maleficent staff.

At the beginning of the year I wanted to hone my skills, making one bowl per month and perhaps try selling at a market. I found a few colleagues from my woodcarving class to join me and at the end of the year we were present at 4 markets. This was another push in the back to make more (and more diverse) things as I didn’t want to be the one with the least amount of work. The friendly rivalry really helped me to push myself.

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bowls, birds and ornaments

As I was rounding of the year I started organizing my photos and realized I hadn’t shared some bowls I created this year.

These three bowls were quite popular. the laminated wenge and oak bowl was a gift for my mother, since the oak came from and old dining table of hers. the elm bowl was claimed by my wife and the spalted beech bowl was sold.

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First craft market

Together with some fellow woodcarving students I set up my first stand at a craft market yesterday. Even though sales weren’t fantastic to say the least, it was a great day.

I met a lot of nice people and had a blast talking about our hobby and demonstrating some carving.  Many people were interested in the work pieces and the process.

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