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Pottery Tool, small Bocote bowl Rib

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This small triangular Bocote rib is 3-1/2" by 1-7/8" and is about 5/16" thick. It really is a beautiful rib and it feels great in the hand. It's an ideal rib for small bowls or getting into tight places, it won't get in your way.

I start with an idea and a beautiful piece of wood. After I cut out the design on my band saw I carefully refine the rib on my belt sander. Here is where I bring the rib to life with a finally detailed curve, and what is important to me is that there are no flat spots. I work on the shape of the rib until I am satisfied with the sweep of the curves. Lastly I hand rub the rib with a mixture of mineral oil and beeswax to bring out the inner beauty of the wood and to give it some protection.

I'm a woodworker and a potter, too. Deep in my potters soul I love combining beauty with function, with my need for something just a little different than I could get from the catalogs, I started making my own pottery tools. Etsy has become the spot where I can share my love of wood and clay with you.

Get your hands on one of these fine wooden pottery ribs and feel the possibilities. It will inspire you. Bond with it. And send me photos of your work!

I would be happy to make a custom shaped rib for you if there is a design that you have in mind we can talk about it.

In the finishing process I have hand rubbed this rib with a mixture of beeswax and mineral oil. The care and maintenance of your tools is important to their giving you complete satisfaction. They should not be left in your water pail or in the slurry bucket. At the end of a day of use your tools should be wiped down and set out to dry so you can continue to enjoy their beauty.

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Pottery Tool, small Bocote bowl Rib

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: wood, bocote
  • Ships worldwide from Michigan, United States
  • Feedback: 430 reviews
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