Silver Maple Bud Vase
A natural-edge bud vase. I’ve included a glass tube insert.
Maple and Cherry
Salt and pepper set for Sweet Sandy Sue. The cherry pepper shaker will darken over time.
Sassafras bowl. 8″. Love the dark heartwood and the pronounced grain. Plus, it smells great while turning it!
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.
Small (4″) bowl or vase of Indiana cherry. Cherry darkens over time; this will take on a much deeper reddish hue as it ages.
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.
8″ wide bowl of crazy spalted sycamore.
Three pieces of scrap walnut came together to make a simple stand for a big candle.
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!
11″ bowl highlighted by the spalting created by fungi in the wood.
Photo by Tod Martens Thanks Tod!
Tiny little cup of Indiana sugar maple. Very thin walls.
Small, very grungy piece of wood: lots of knots, splits and cracks, some spalting. But that makes it fun.
Beautiful heartwood and sapwood, plus the natural bark edge.
10″ shallow bowl. The grain shimmers as you turn the bowl.
Reclaimed cedar from an old bay window frame. Nail holes visible. Wonderful, crazy whirlwind grain. I love
God’s creativity hidden in wood.
Mahogany Christmas tree ornament.