Nearly finished with another Taneytown History Museum project. I was asked to make a simple podium for a display … this is the result. I wanted to make something that could be used beyond the current display. It has no finish on it. I’ll finish it tomorrow evening. The wood has some spalting, so it will have beautiful character.
I was just accepted to the Carroll County Artists’ Studio Tour, 2019!! My workshop is listed as Stop #1 (of 17 total – Stop #2 is another fave with Thistledown Farm Pottery also in Taneytown, Maryland). I cannot wait to have the community out to share in my passion of woodturning! Learn more about dad and the other local artists at http://ccartists.com/artists/!!
Finished the third of a set of three candle sticks for 3″ pillar candles out of weeping cherry this afternoon. The linseed oil is still drying/curing (you’ll see some on the paper in the individual photos), but I couldn’t wait to get a few photos of them. Kelly, my daughter and professional photographer, took some photos for me – what background colors do you like best??
Natural Edge Weeping Cherry roughed out. Here are a few images from a little time in the shop this evening. A fun piece to turn. Like last night’s project, this bowl is just over 9″ in diameter and about 4″ tall at it’s tallest edge. The wood is still wet and must dry before I can finish sanding it and applying finish. I’m excited to see how this looks once oil is applied. There’s a neat story behind this wood, … Read More
Chinese Red Maple . . . not done yet, but I had to show it off. I have more sanding to do, then application of oil. Busted a knuckle open on this one. It gave me some challenges. The oil will darken the wood and bring out the color. I’m amazed by the beauty God designed into every tree. I enjoy digging in and finding His little surprises. It’s about 9.25″ across and about 3″ deep.
Escaped from work for an hour or so this evening and roughed out this cherry bowl, natural edge, out of a slab that I thought might be firewood. This a green piece of weeping cherry. I’m hoping I can keep the bark on the finished bowl. This is wrapped in newspaper, after stuffing it full of the wet chips that I turned out of the bowl. The chips and newspaper will allow the bowl to dry slowly, and (hopefully) prevent … Read More
So in case you didn’t notice, I like to work with wood. Mostly turning wood. Less than 2 weeks ago I ended up with a half ton of Weeping Cherry and a whole Chinese Red Maple tree (base of trunk about 24″ in diameter). This evening I rough cut 23 blanks with the chainsaw, then made a quick pass at turning as many pieces round as I could, then wrapped then in plastic. Note that a lot of these blanks … Read More