Here's a photo journal of some steps involved in the creation of a wooden vessel. I will use few words and many pictures.
The first step is acquiring a log from a locally fallen tree. In this instance it's a Boxelder log that I located at the Fergus Falls' landfill's wood pile (more on that later).
Rip the log down the middle.
Trim the edges.
Begin carving the vessel's containment area.
Top side/containment area complete.
Remove excess mass from underside and mark feet locations.
_Fast forward through drying; final sanding and shaping; dying of the underside; applying oil; waxing; and...Ta Da, finished piece!
I'm a contemporary wood sculptor living and working in rural Minnesota. I gather my logs locally and travel the country selling what I make from them.