Anne of All Trades: Farm-to-Table Bowl Turning


Hi everyone! I’m Ashley Harwood and I am
here in Seattle visiting my good friend Anne of All Trades. If y’all aren’t familiar
with Anne, she is an amazing woman She’s a woodworker, she is an organic
farmer, and a YouTuber, and just an all-around inspiring person. So Anne and I
have a few awesome things in store for this video. We are literally going to
make a bowl farm-to-table. So starting in the woods, on the farm, with a chainsaw
and ending up at the table with vegetables that in has grown herself
here on her organic farm, we are gonna meet some of her adorable animals, and we
are going to take a look at Anne’s workshop. So let’s go! Primmy has won over
my heart. I want a high-maintenance puppy just like her. I’m here in the Seattle area teaching
for a couple of weeks and while in here I get to catch up with Anne, cuddle her
animals and of course make a mess in her shop Anne and I sparked a fast friendship over the
past year and a half through our mutual passion for working with our hands cooking playing music traveling and
chainsaw I are just a few of the things we love to do together so Anne and I decided that it would be
fun to turn a couple of bowls from this willow tree that had fallen on her
property it was a beautiful day to bust out the saws and harvest some fresh Bowl
blanks let’s take a little break before we
start turning this bowl and learn a bit about Anne
there’s shavings on top of the door utterly and completely ruined my
organization welcome to my humble abode the shop this is where I make furniture
you actually I think used by labor for the first time in it way too long yeah
can you tell us a little bit about how you got into woodworking and you know
where you got your start and what got you interested in it
absolutely so my grandpa was woodworker and I love making stuff in his shop but
we my parents are missionaries so we traveled almost my entire childhood my
dad is not really one to have a show up in tools of his own so I didn’t really
have a lot of experience with it until I was much older so we’re all have you
lived uh well we’ve just traveled kind of a lot Ukraine Austria Czech Republic
far more recently I spent a lot of time in Asia I spent most of my young adult
life there in Taiwan and went to university in Beijing and seven years
ago we moved back to Seattle which incidentally is when I got my first shop
we we had a garage and I went on Craigslist I had $300 for my shop budget
and I started buying and selling things like crazy to finance buying the tools
that I wanted then four years ago we had the opportunity to buy this rundown
broken place and I’ve been working on basically converting it ever since you
told me that a part of why you wanted a farm is
how you grew up and moving living in a lot of different places you could never
own animals yes yeah so my first pet arrives along with the farm and it went
from one to over 80 quite quick reaction and now if you count the bees were you
know up above 60,000 huh no but yeah owning livestock and everything I just
love the you know it because we were moving around all the time and changing
our locations a lot I always wanted a place that I could call home and part of
home is is getting established in boy have we gotten established it’s now
quite difficult to ever leave this place so I’ll take you for my woodshop which
is a lot more finished space and to kind of some of the next works in progress
this is going to be my welding and fabrication studio and this is I’m not a
very good welder but for farm reasons we often have to attach metal to metal so
I’ve had to learn how to do that but the welding actually came as a complement to
blacksmithing which this is my new blacksmithing chef it still has a long
way to go before it’s fully usable but it was really important to me as I got
into hand tool woodworking to start being able to make my own tools and so I
got this harebrained idea last year to make every tool that I would need to be
able to make a chair from a tree and so earlier this year I was able to make a
Windsor chair using mostly tools that I had forged myself so well welcome welcome to my humble garden
so the garden kind of started very small at our old house I just grew a few
vegetables and I found out that I really loved it but I loved growing things
because I love cooking things and so the ultimate motivator for me is food so you
know from salads to depending and preserving it’s really important to me
that we eat good food over here so I love experimenting but that’s the thing
again I think that’s the same from woodworking to the farm is you’re
creating order from chaos Peas we’ve got some cabbages some broccoli some turnips
new broccoli you know you love your broccoli some spices I’ve got some
asparagus that you know is gonna take a little while to get established here but
it’s going there garlic onions how this blackberries over there
those are raspberries actually so in Washington blackberries are an invasive
species so we choose to put another evasive species raspberries it isn’t
like we’ve got you know shards beets radishes have a big kale lots of
different kinds of lettuce a few little zucchinis and other things like that
it’s it’s an I’m an atheist heythis I don’t think that’s a miss
Colin it’s an apiary these are eight – anyway I’ve got some peas yeah
and by some I mean about 60,000 bees yeah so this is the barn and these are
my precious little creatures here that have come here through many various
means we’ve got how do you fellow the donkeys
we’ve got Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton and Teresa Franklin back there and oh
they all pack is – we’ve got hey daddy come here thank you get bunny they love bunnies the alpacas love to
groom bunnies really yes it’s very strange I have never
figured out why is the I I really genuinely don’t know it thank you for
giving me my first camping experience oh you know goat milking is just the best
what did you think about it I know what what tips would you have for a budding
going odor I have yeah be aggressive be very aggressive but now that y’all have had the chance
to get to know my friend Dan a little better let’s get back to making these
bowls oh we can fix it but I’m gonna feel like
such a man I’ll go get you some gas and just try it with that though I wanted to
see kind of cut it like a champ even though
right yeah it doesn’t have the same broom broom though it does not have the
same it’s a room from amazingly the blanks have been created and at a really fine blade on a bandsaw
that wasn’t well-suited for cutting bulb lights so we decided to get them
clustered around with the electric chainsaw this is also a great method to
make bulb Lakes if you don’t have a bandsaw or if your bandsaw isn’t quite
big enough for your bulb legs I was like ended up just his hat off balance so Ann
was nice enough to weigh down the lathe for me while I got it round and and I actually found each other
through Instagram about a year and a half ago she reached out to me when she
saw I was going to be in her part of the country teaching I added an extra day on
to my trip and came to the farm by the end of the day we were singing and
playing a piano banjo version of genie in a bottle since then we met up in
Paris the UK Maine and Atlanta all four events that revolve around our mutual
love of woodworking while a part of our bond definitely
comes from being females in a male-dominated industry it’s so much
more than that I see Ann as a strong woman who is
fearless in everything she does and that’s something that inspires me this is my life now she’s not afraid to learn new things to
tackle a gigantic project to push herself further or to share her
knowledge with others and she makes everyone else’s day brighter all the
while and the fact that we can cut up a tree
make a couple bowls and sit down to enjoy a homegrown salad together in an
afternoon is just the icing on the cake I just wanted to say thank you so much
and no problem sharing your space with us yeah for letting me make a gigantic
mess out of your workshop and throw shavings in your face and also for
showing us your beautiful garden in your adorable fluffy animals I’m taking this
one with me by the way and thank you everyone for watching
please subscribe if you like what we’re doing here and if you haven’t already
we’re gonna have a link below so check out what Anne is doing and follow her as
well and we’ll see you next time

100 thoughts on “Anne of All Trades: Farm-to-Table Bowl Turning

  1. Ashley – are SB gouges still available or are you able to still turn with previous stock?

  2. An amazing farm, shop, and projects. I love to watch Ann and her videos, although I have just made a mental note to leave her a comment and suggest she add some french fries to that awesome garden!! Hahahaha. Nice job Ashley! DD

  3. Anne is amazing! Love her farm. Fabulous bowls ladies! And the bunny was just too adorable! Thanks for sharing from another female woodturner, Paige C.

  4. Love both your channels well done girls! I look forward to seeing more colabs between you both. cheers J

  5. 1st time viewer, new subscriber.  I've been following Anne for as long as she's been active on You Tube but until today, I never knew about her past life.  Blessings girls, you both rock!

  6. Ashley, Any recommentations on how to stabilize the wood to prevent it from splitting and cracking later?

  7. Your work is very beautiful and inspiring

    Please rate more training on youtube

    Thanks

  8. I started my middle daughter started turning she wanted her first turn project a bowl. She kicked butt glad to see more women in the field.

  9. Not to nag, but you folks really ought to wear chaps, gloves and face gear when using chain saws. They are great tools but can do more damage to you than they do to the tree if they buck, slip or break free.

  10. "I need some vroom vroom" too cute. I've been watching Anne and April Wilkerson for some time now they are both always excited, all the time. Ashley has a calm serene vibe going on.

  11. If I were 40 yrs. younger I'd be right there by your side. Thank you for sharing your life, animals, and love of hands-on talents! So exciting to watch and learn.

  12. OMG your friend is beautiful. The bowl bunny was a nice touch. Great vid ladies and have a wonderful week

  13. There is nothing to not like about this video, that's it. Ten thumbs up.

  14. Have you thought about adding vintage garden tractor restoration or vintage farm tractor restoration to your genre ? Just something to ponder on , awesome vids , May God Bless

  15. at 10:37 turning the head instead of looking at what the lathe is doing is one of most dangerous things you could do…

  16. I don't see either of you wearing hearing protection. Did I miss it or are you damaging your ears?

  17. When you turn green wood, you get shavings that you could just about spin into rope!

  18. Love your channel and have been impressed both by your work, your work and teaching ethic and by your use of safety equipment.
    I have to admit to being somewhat dismayed watching you and Ann cutting your bowl blanks with two chainsaws with you in shorts, without face, leg or hand protection. I worked in an ER in Maine for too long to be comfortable even watching you put yourself at risk like that. Please be careful! I may want to take a class from you in the future!

  19. "raspberrys are an evasive species"? People would kill to have them in their backyards or woods in other parts of the country

  20. I like your videos Ann of all trades , watched u build your shop with April Wilkerson , subscribing to this channel .

  21. Glad to see another young lady in this industry enjoying themselves and teaching the trade.
    I am currently tip toeing into wood working myself. What I do read or watch just teaches me a little more.

  22. Do you have any issues with the bowl cracking anytime later with it being so green?? Awesome video!!

  23. hah! The first time I got a good look at your hands I knew you played piano.

  24. I love watching two confident women work to make something both beautiful and functional. I need to find where in the world they make them like you two. Keep on being a positive force, a new subscriber.

  25. Hey Ashley great vid. I was wondering if you hunt and fish?

  26. Next we need a triple A collaboration. Ashley, Anne, and April. The things that could be created with all of that talent in one video? That would be super inspiring and amazing.

  27. Aren't alpacas evolved rabbits? They may recognize the family relation

  28. Two of my favorite woodworkers sharing their talents. Thank you.

  29. Always enjoy watching both Anne and Ashley work. You both are amazing at what you do!

  30. I thought that 'I', like to work with my hands, but you two put me to shame, WOW! I think I might need to keep this video in my playlist for the days when I'm lacking motivation and thinking "I can't do this"….

  31. Gostei muito lindo lindo !
    parabéns pela harmonia entre o casal.
    de Ijuí city Brasil

  32. Hands that makes something out of nothing r blessed hands. Impressive and rare. It takes one to know one.

  33. Great video, 2 talented lovely women. Makes you wonder who says it male dominated when you have talent like these two.

  34. Inspiring people. Amazing channel and work! I just loved! Congrats from Brazil.

  35. 2 very skilful and if I may say very beautiful it seems inside as well as visually young ladies

  36. Hi Ashley I am a wheelchair user I have a small hand held multi tool Dremel type do you have any suggestions please ?

  37. I live in Southern California and dream of living that lifestyle. Unfortunately, my wife would never be down with it. She’s just to city.

  38. This video has everything thats good…. country life ..animals…piano..woodworking…food….. and of course. .. hot chics

  39. Two amazing young ladies keep up the great work and thanks for sharing.

  40. I never would have thought willow had such an interesting grain and pattern. As a wood turning wannabe I find this fascinating.

  41. This was such a great video , its fantastic too see you ladies breaking the stereotypical bounds and doing what you love

  42. Two fun, intelligent, strong and talented women that happen to be very attractive. These videos are addictive. Thanks for sharing your skills and humour. Take care and best wishes.

  43. Most women like a guy that can work with his hands, I must say that it’s hot that a woman can do the same. Good job ladies.

  44. Two very beautiful women who can literally do anything. I watch both of your channels and am amazed and inspired by both your works

  45. I hope and I wish you as many followers as possible especially girls,ladies and womens.Because you are such a inspiration for them as well as for me.Show them that tools and machines are Not just for us !!!! 🙂
    Greetings from Czech Republic.

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