Saturday, March 20, 2010

"What's Eating You?"

Releaf XIII

Wood: Ancient Kauri (swamp kauri) and Jarrah
Length: 280mm (11”)
Width: 140mm (5-1/2")
Height: 90mm (3-1/2)
Finish: Rust, Haarlem oil then buffed

This is the first leaf with a couple of strips of Jarrah laminated through the piece of Kauri. I wasn't sure if it would work and line up with the grain when turned but it was very close and followed the curve of the grain. The vessel is about 3 to 4 mm thick with the top about 1.5mm where it is pierced.
The piece of Kauri had a couple of defects and decided to use them and make them look like the leaf had been eaten. I cut them out and added some rust, which worked quite well. What do you think?

C & C welcome

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Yew Vessel

Three-sided Yew vessel

Height: 90mm (3-1/2")
Diam: 75mm (2-2/4")
Finish: Haarlem oil and wax

This is another three-sided piece using multi axis, three top and three bottom plus the centre for the rounded form and turning the inside.
I haven't turned much yew and found this piece beautiful to turn. The fine grain works well with this small piece, one of the smallest pieces in this series.

C & C welcome.