Basswood logs split very easily. So besides using the inner bark for the fence I'll use riven boards for birch bark and bent wood box tops and bases. I will be going into production of these later in June and need some material for them. I spent yesterday peeling inner bark, splitting boards, and finishing up our fence.
I had a great day on Saturday sharing spoon carving skills with folks. I wish I took more photos but I always forget. These folks did a great job and had fun.
|everything is lashed, no nails|
|a very clever fence|
|this is the inner bark fibers|
|outer bark is brittle|
|separating inner from outer bark|
|easy splitting wood|
|everyone carving away|
|my tools and some spoon examples as well as some resource material|