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Here's some of my first birch bark boxes.
I've been putting together a tutorial for collecting the bark and actually making the pots. Its dead easy. Again, after i've moved house i will be posting it on here :)
Will look forward to see the tutorial for that. Looks great
I've got some birch bark sat awaiting a tutorial, cannot promise that what I make would be any thing like your work though! I can be a bit cack handed with wood as it doesn't work like metal and i come from an engineering background. Stopping myself from making that kuksa completely symetrical was very difficult!
Stopping myself from making that kuksa completely symetrical was very difficult!
I can only join this tendency i'm afraid.
Here's one of my attempts at a bark container, made it from Cherry bark
Nice work! :)
I've never tried cherry bark, i'll have to keep me eyes open for some.
I think you can get a sticky resin from cherry trees as well?
That is nice work Mark:)
They look excellent, something I've been meaning to have a go at for a long time.
Birch bark is lovely, fiddly material to work with. Here's a pic of my first boxes, more photos here (stevetomlincrafts.wordpress.com/2012/01/04/birch-bark-box-photos/).
Hi Steve, some nice items there, welcome to the forum
Birch bark is lovely, fiddly material to work with. Here's a pic of my first boxes, more photos here (http://stevetomlincrafts.wordpress.com/2012/01/04/birch-bark-box-photos/).
Nice to see you here Steve.
Steve is one of the most talented green woodworkers I know, check out his website here http://stevetomlincrafts.wordpress.com/
I am running a two-day workshop in making these birch bark containers June 2-3 at Kendal in the Lake District, cost £125.
As far as I know, this will be the first course on working with bark like this and I'm hoping it will start more people making these and advancing the craft.
I'll show you how all the techniques I've learned and developed for harvesting, preparing and cutting our bark. You'll make an interlocking joint to form the cylinder before fitting an inner layer, carved base and lid. If time allows we'll look at the possibilities in using bark from other species of tree and weaving with bark.
If you're interested, send me an email (mailto:email@example.com), more info on http://stevetomlincrafts.wordpress.com/courses/
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