Daniel & I got the first video in the basket-making series done yesterday. I’ve been working almost exclusively on basket-making for a month & 1/2 or more. I shot lots of videos about it, and we’re going to sift through them and hopefully show how to make two different forms; a rectangular basket with a fixed handle,
and a round-bottom basket with a hinged, or swing, handle.
This first video is just how to split out the “billets” and then shave them all in preparation of pounding the growth rings loose from the section.
Lots to cover, I’m still making them now and shooting more as I go.