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
James makes bread boards out of Walnut, Cherry, Oak, Maple, and other woods. Prices start at $20 each. Each board is usually about 11"-12" wide and about 20" long and has a hole to hang up and out of the way. Call James for current wood selection and current pricing.
Local Pickens County Oak Bread Board.
Local Pickens County Cherry Bread Boards
11 1/2" wide
starting at $32 each
plus s/h if applicable
James Gillespie(864) 855-0495
"New Style" Idea taken from an over 100 year old original bread board, Landis Valley Museum, Lancaster Co, PA .
Local Hardwood Bread Boards Start at $20 and up
Local Pickens County Cherry Bread Board