I’ve made many bird bowls, but there always seems to be another design twist to play with. In the case of this latest one from a large cherry crook, I carved a single flute that runs the length of the piece along both sides. That flute is sort of divided into narrower flutes.
The body and wings have a smooth surface that contrasts with the toolmarks of the hollow and the flute. Thankfully, the card scraper left just a little smoothing to be done with very fine sandpaper.
17″ long, 5″ wide, 5 3/4″ high.
And I’ll end with some real birds. After the heavy snow last weekend, we were treated to robins feasting on the overripe little fruits of our flowering pear trees. Always nice to see them.