Custom Wood Bowls and Other Turnings

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Butternut

Butternut Bowl Jan 2015

Butternut 10″ bowl. Also known as white walnut. Extremely soft wood often used for boxes or crates. Or bowls.

$75.00


Spalted Sycamore

Spalted Sycamore Wide Rim Nov 2014 A

Spalted sycamore bowl. A different shape for me, with a wide flat lip. Sweet Sandy Sue decided that she wanted to keep this one. NFS!


Cherry

Cherry Wide Lip Bowl Nov 2014

6″ cherry bowl with a gently curving wide lip.


Cherry

Cherry Fire Damaged Oct 2014 smCherry 6″ vase. Very interesting markings—looks like maybe the tree survived a fire somewhere along the line. One ring is very dark, and lots of wild trauma in later rings.
$40.00


White Oak and Walnut

Oak and Walnut Chalice Oct 2014 smWhite oak and walnut chalice. 11″ tall.


Mulberry

Mulberry 11in Bowl Oct 2014 sm

11.5″ bowl of mulberry—generally considered a weed tree. About the best thing you can say is that it’s yellow.

$49.00


Spalted Maple

Spalted Maple Cup Sept 2014

Three views of a small cup of spalted maple. Really unstable wood; ready to fly apart at the slightest misstep. I felt like I was holding my breath the whole time I was working on it. With the knot hole in it, and a couple of worm holes, this is another in a long line of “holey grails.”


Cedar

6″ bowl of cedar. Lots of fascinating grain going on in this little piece; all sides are interesting.

$45.00

6" cedar bowl. Lots of fascinating grain going on in this little piece; all sides are interesting. $45.00


Communion Set


Blue Ash, Walnut, Maple Communion Set Sept 2014Communion set. Chalice is swirly blue ash bowl with black walnut stem. Paten is figured maple. 15″ tall x 15″ diameter.
$275.00


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Silver Maple Bud Vase

Silver Maple Bud Vase

A natural-edge bud vase. I’ve included a glass tube insert.


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Maple and Cherry

Maple and Cherry

Salt and pepper set for Sweet Sandy Sue. The cherry pepper shaker will darken over time.

(NFS)


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Sassafras

Sassafras

Sassafras bowl. 8″. Love the dark heartwood and the pronounced grain. Plus, it smells great while turning it!

$49.00


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Butternut Hickory Burl

Butternut Hickory Burl

A little scrap that I didn’t want to go to waste; more of a practice piece than anything else. With its uneven oblong shape and natural edge, definitely a knuckle-buster.

(Sold)


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Spalted Maple

Spalted Maple
($125)


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Cherry

Cherry

Small (4″) bowl or vase of Indiana cherry. Cherry darkens over time; this will take on a much deeper reddish hue as it ages.

($40)


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Cherry

Cherry

Cherry 11″ plate. Wood from the crotch of a giant tree; the grain has been compressed, fractured, and tortured into crazy shimmery patterns. Someone said, “It looks like a crumpled piece of paper.” Gotta love God’s creativity.


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Spalted Sycamore

Spalted Sycamore

8″ wide bowl of crazy spalted sycamore.


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Walnut

Walnut

Three pieces of scrap walnut came together to make a simple stand for a big candle.

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Cherry Chalice and Paten

Cherry Chalice and Paten

Altar service of cherry. The chalice is probably the most gnarly piece of wood I’ve turned—worm holes, cracks, tortured grain, altogether seemingly unusable; reclaimed from the firewood stack. However, just as we ourselves can be pretty ugly, God can reclaim us and use us for His glory. A fun project.
Photo by Tod Martens—Thanks Tod!

(Sold)


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Spalted Sycamore

Spalted Sycamore

11″ bowl highlighted by the spalting created by fungi in the wood.
Photo by Tod Martens Thanks Tod!
(Sold)


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Sugar Maple

Sugar Maple

Tiny little cup of Indiana sugar maple. Very thin walls.


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Hawthorn

Hawthorn

Love the variegated grain of Hawthorn.


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Cherry Vase

Cherry Vase

Small, very grungy piece of wood: lots of knots, splits and cracks, some spalting. But that makes it fun.


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Red Oak Goblet

Red Oak Goblet