I just finished the carving on this walnut bowl. I snapped a few photos while carving the “necklace” around the rim. But first, a point about gouges:
One gouge can be pretty versatile, depending on how you use it. You can vary textures by changing the length or width of cuts. This gouge is 30mm wide with about a #6 sweep. But this relatively subtle texture was created with it by only using a small portion of the edge with each cut. Another way to think about it is to remember that in the standard system, gouge sweep is relative to the width of the gouge, so, for example, using a small portion of a #8 25 mm gouge will result in the same cuts as a #3 8mm gouge; they are based on the same radius of curvature and will inscribe approximately the same circle.
This series of photos follows the necklace carving, but this time rather than arched side walls, the side walls are straight.
After layout, I get some material out of the way by coming in to the center from each corner with a v-tool.
Then I continue to use the v-tool, tipping it over to remove more excess closer to the edges.
I stab into each junction with a skew chisel.
Working on the side walls first, I pare with the skew chisel.
Once I get further around the rim, I need to switch directions to work with the grain for clean cutting.
The end walls are sliced in a continuous movement that follows the curvature of the outer sweep of the necklace.
Tidy up the junctions as necessary. Take your time. The outer wall of the chips should appear to be continuous.
Ready for oil.