Keeping in touch December 10, 2020

December 10, 2020

Randy Sawchyn was inspired at a class taught by Michael Hosaluk. I’ll let him explain.


When Mike Hosaluk offered bat blanks for sale I knew one was destined to become a long bowl in the style of his bowl of strange fruit.  However… after several “design opportunities” in my hands this little object came about.

Upon first seeing the roughed out spindle my wife commented “hmmm….so are you going to paint it yellow and stick a periscope on it”.  After the spindle was halved she added “well, now it kinda looks like a cross between a canoe and an elongated claw foot tub”.  

And what is a tub without bubbles!
Long ago Ernie taught me that there is but one thing that makes bath time “so much fun”.  While I expected I could just carve a duckie, I decided this was all about turning. After 4 iterations of offsets I came up with something that definitely didn’t resemble a duck.  But, I dig out all two of my trusty carving tools and it kind of took shape.  It ended up being mostly carved but there are a few features of the original turning remaining.
I find it interesting how that bat blank chose the direction it wanted to go.  
If you ask me I’d say it’s “kinda a different little duck ‘n bowl“.
Maybe the next will resemble Mike’s bowl…but then again…..
Randy.

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