Many of you are familiar with the First Rule of Holes: “When you find yourself in one, stop digging.”
You might now know, however, that there is a First Rule of Bowls: “Never make a bowl bigger on the inside than it is on the outside.”
I broke that rule this morning.
This is a bit different from the silver maple bowl from a couple of days ago. In that case, I broke the tenon broke off because the wood was not sound. In this case, I just cut too much out of the bottom of the bowl.
So now it’s a lovely natural edge American elm funnel. Or lampshade. I’m not sure yet.