Cherry Burl Hollow Form - View 1
Cherry Branch Burl - turned when about 1/2 dry. Was changing shape and making popping noises whilst it was spinning on the lathe. Taped it with duct tape when it was scraped down to final thickness on the inside.
'Interesting' one to turn as it was turned kinda between side and end grain - has a branch pith on two sides and bark in various places still on it.
It continues to warp and change shape - it may or may not stay together, kinda fun to see mother nature get the last word in...
5 '' h x 4 3/8 w x ~ 5/16s thick - three coats Tung oil, buffed, waxed
Cherry Burl Hollow Form - Alternate view
Cherry Burl Hollow Form
proto_series_1 - The Early Pods 1-3
The Early Pods 1-3
The Early Pods - Pods 1-3
The Early Pods 1-3
Hollow forms 1-8-8 - Hollow forms 1-8-8
Left to right: spalted Box Elder with Redheart collar, Redheart, spalted Hackberry with Redheart collar with stopper in African Blackwood
Hollow forms 1-8-8 - My First Hollow Forms
Left to right, Spalted Ash, Spalted Pecan with Red Heart Collar, Poplar with Walnut Burl Collar.
The large one was not dry when turned and is going oval and getting this organic feel to it - I rather like it better oval.
More Martini Madness - Martini Glasses
More of the martini glasses for the fundraiser. These in Cedar, Mahogany, and spalted Magnolia. All finished with wipe on poly.
Martini Madness - Martini Glasses
These are for a fundraiser for the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft called Martini Madness. These are Ash, Osage Orange, and Cherry. The Ash piece is pore filled with green interference color and torched. All finished with wipe on poly. 9-21-8
Espresso Set - Espresso Set
A production run of Espresso Tampers. They are for tamping down espresso pucks (you can use them to tamp down drip coffee in your cone or basket filter as well). Their function in life is to create a mass of ground coffee of even porosity. This allows the water used for extraction to spend more time extracting the flavors of your brew. If not used , water will take the path of least resistance and will run through voids in the pellet resulting in a weak brew.
From left to right as pictured: Rosewood Burl, maple w/ a Cocobolo base, Zebrawood w/ a Cocobolo base, Paduak, Canarywood, Ebony. These range from 45 to 58 mm in diameter and all are between 2.5 and 4 inches in height.
The top part is finished in home brew poly, the bottom of the base finished with just carnauba wax.
Available in my eBay store.
Would be pleased to make a custom one for you.
Herbivore Box - Another view
Herbivore Box Box - Open view
Herbivore Box - Herbivore
Multi-axis Cherry box - turned, burned with a porcupine quill, carnelian and bone. Finished with home brew poly and beall buffed.
Had fun with this one - made in response to my frustration with an apparent infestation of hungry snails in my Orchid greenhouse. Ravenous little beasties - eat the flower buds and little seedlings.
Sea Box Series # 2 - Herbivore
Sea Dancer Box - open view
Sea Dancer Box
Multi-axis mahogany box - turned, burned with porcupine quills. Finished with home brew poly and beall buffed. Available from the Asher Gallery of the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. SOLD
A christmas gift for a friend.
Little spindle work things in Rosewood burl - one of those woods I save the tiniest scraps of. Sanded flat on a belt sander one side so they dont roll.