James has been chopping out bowls for over 9 years now. He uses Locally Grown and Harvested Pickens County, SC Hardwoods. He begins by cutting the tree into lengths for the bowls, and then sawing the log into slabs on our sawmill. After sawing, the bowl is usually made as soon as possible.
James then takes the bowl blank and draws a outline for the bowl. He then starts taking wood from the inside of the bowl with his bowl adze. The adze is like a hammer with a large gouge at the front that removes big chips of wood. After getting to the inside guideline, he starts on the outside of the bowl. He then cuts away the bulk of the outside of the bowl with a chain saw, hatchet, or his bowl tool, from the outside.
" Behold the Lamb of GOD which taketh away the Sins of the World." John 1: 29
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Hand Carved Dough Bowls
James Gillespie's bowls are each hand made, and not turned on a lathe. Each bowl shows the tool marks giving a testimony to it being a hand made product. Each of his bowls are food safe and make great displays as well as functional tools that should last for many years!
James's bowls are available for immediate purchase at ETSY.com or you can custom order a bowl from him. Click below to go to his ETSY Shop!
James has recently having a great honor allowed him. Clint Walker, star of the "Cheyenne" show, and star in " The Night of the Grizzly" now has one of James's bowls in his home! To the Right is a CD of Clint Walker's signed...
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