14″ plate of ash. This is called “guitar ash,” as it’s often used for solidbody guitars. Lots of big, open grain with differing degrees of hardness. The scientific name is fraxinus, which is a very fun word to say.
White Ash candlesticks, from a tree that my son chopped down several years ago. Striking grain, but really difficult to turn.
10-inch plate of English Walnut, a soft and beautiful wood. This piece has a stunning bit of dark heartwood on display.
A gift to our dear friends Jack and Annie Dorsey. www.jackdorseyart.com https://sunnyshorestudio.wordpress.com/meet-the-family-of-artists/
From my front yard.
Lots of wonderful color and movement in this piece of Oregon myrtle. Plenty of worm holes too. Plus there’s a nice scene on the bottom of the sunset over Mount Shasta.
A little goblet—more like a champagne flute—made of bloodwood. No stain on this: that’s the natural color of the wood. Beautiful.
A friend called this the Cindy Crawford goblet. I like that!
Actually, not much of a mystery—it’s nothing more than pine. But I painted it black and then removed much of the color; the hard and soft alternating grain accepts the paint differently, creating a striking contrast. I left extra wood at the bottom, making it fairly heavy which also lends itself to being some sort of exotic wood. Nope; just ol’ pine.