I tried a new fluting pattern by going from foot to rim on the side of this cherry bowl.
I sketched some lines on in pencil as a general guide for the carving.
Then I worked from the center to the right…
…then back the other way. I like the slight variations that result from the repeated short cuts.
Anyway, cutting across the grain like that was a good solution for dealing with the band of interlocked grain.
This one is 17″ x 6 1/2″ x just under 4″ high. It’s already spoken for, but I have some other pieces nearing completion, including several spoons that should be ready to post sometime next week.