Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Time to Cleanup!

When I get a load of fresh turning stock it's best to take care of it right away to avoid checks and cracks.  When that time happens it produces a lot more than a few rough turned bowls.
Mulch for the Garden Paths

Friday, February 3, 2012

Box Elder Bowl

Box elder, a type of maple with little or no commercial value, often has some spectacular red coloring that most associate with the tree's response to injury from the box elder beetle.  What you need to know if you collect work made from box elder is that the spectacular red color is photo reactive and will fade in ultraviolet light.

You can read more in the documents on my website.

This is a recently finished textured bowl about 8" in diameter with a bit of turquoise filling a natural void.  It is available for sale.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Manzanita Burl Mini Winged Bowl

Remember those manzanita root burls?  Here's the first mini installment.

Mini winged bowl 6" x 5" x 1"

I told you they would yield something pretty good.  I hope you agree.