One of our favorite artists brought in a new piece today. Elijah Clark created this bowl out of reclaimed cedar from a fallen tree. The initial shape is rough cut with a chainsaw, then a ball gouge is used to create the inside of the bowl. The wood must then be set aside to dry for several weeks before sanding can begin. Elijah’s pieces are sanded and stored in increments to prevent splitting resulting in a sleek, thin Scandinavian feel. This drying and sanding process can take up to 6 weeks to complete. This bowl was finished with 3000 grit sandpaper and took a total of 8 hours sanding time.