New Turnings

“There is such beauty in wood. I didn’t create this beauty, it’s part of nature.  I just help to reveal what’s already there for you to enjoy.”

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Natural Oak Burl Bowl

Measures 11″ w x 4.5″ h. Finished with Danish oil and Lacquer.

Natural Oak Burl Bowl #1601 Sold

Currently on display at Dean-Lively Gallery in Edmond, Oklahoma.

Bradford Pear Bowl

Measures 9.75 w x 2 h. Finished with Danish Oil and Lacquer. Hand Buffed for a soft glow.

Bradford Pear Bowl #1602 $120.00

Currently on display at Dean-Lively Gallery in Edmond, Oklahoma.

Walnut Bowl

Measures 8.5 w x 3.25 h. Finished with Lacquer. Walnut Bowl #1603 $120.00

Currently on display at Dean-Lively Gallery in Edmond, Oklahoma.

Sugarberry, Padauk, Rosewood, Ebonized Wood

Measures 10″w X 13″h. Finished with Lacquer.

Sugarberry Hollow Form #15-18 Sold

Currently on display at Dean-Lively Gallery in Edmond, Oklahoma.

 

 

Sugarberry Rosewood Blackwood Hollow Form

Measures 10″w x 11″ h. Finished with Lacquer.

Sugarberry Rosewood Blackwood Hollow Form #15-17 $325.00

Currently on display at Dean-Lively Gallery in Edmond, Oklahoma.

 

Cottonwood Bowl

Measures 12″w x 4.5″h. Finished with Lacquer.

Cottonwood Bowl #15-16 Sold

Currently on display at Dean-Lively Gallery in Edmond, Oklahoma.

Box Elder Bowl

Box Elder, Aniline dyes, acrylic, India Ink.  Measures 6″ w x 4.5 h. Finished with Lacquer.

Box Elder Bowl #15-15 Sold

Currently on display at Dean-Lively Gallery in Edmond, Oklahoma.

Norfolk Pine Vase

Norfolk Pine is well known in the turning world for its beautiful blue gray streaks.  This vase measures 6 1/2″ wide by 6″ tall. Finished with 3 coats of Danish Oil and hand buffed.

Norfolk Pine Vase #15-9 Sold

Currently on display at Murcer’s Jewelry and Fine Gifts, Chandler, OK.

Sugarberry Hollow Form

Sugarberry is from the Hackberry family. This piece had such wonderful spalting that I had to turn it to accent the various colors within the wood. The mouth of this piece was turned from Rosewood.  Measures 6 1/2″ wide by 3 1/2″ tall.  Finished with Shellac.

Sugarberry Hollow Form #15-10 $35.00

Currently on display at Murcer’s Jewelry and Fine Gifts, Chandler, OK.

Sycamore Bowl

This bowl is not a traditional turning and I must say it was a challenge to turn. The texturing took some time to finish, as each portion is cut and burned into the surface and side.  To make the piece unique I used several coats of black dye on the inside of the bowl.  I really like the finished product and hope you do too!

Sycamore Bowl #15-11 Sold

Currently on display at Murcer’s Jewelry and Fine Gifts, Chandler, OK.

Sugarberry Platter

This piece reminds me of the desert sands with all the various colors. I knew when I picked up this piece of wood to put it on the lathe to turn, exactly what I was going to make from the wood.  Such an unusual piece. Measures 11 1/4″ wide by 2 1/2″ tall.  Finished with several coats of Shellac and hand buffed.

Sugarberry Platter # 15-12 Sold

Spalted Elm Lidded Vessel

Turned from a Spalted Elm Branch that came down during the spring storms in Edmond, OK.   Walnut Rim accented with an Elm insert and topped with an Ebony finial.   Measures 9″ width by 14″ in height.  Finished with Danish Oil and Deft Clear Wood Finish.  Hand buffed for a soft shine.

 

Spalted Elm Lidded Vessel #15-2 $325.00

Currently on display at 50 Penn Place Art Gallery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Maple Walnut Padauk Lidded Vessel or Urn

Just having some fun using the texturing tool on this piece.  The Walnut shoulder, Maple lid and underneath the lid are textured in a diamond pattern. There is a brass insert which screws the lid to the vessel.  The vessel was turned from a piece of Maple Burl with striking rays that run up the side, along with multiple birds eye swirls all over the piece, The finial was turned from Padauk to add a flame touch to the piece.  Measures 8.5″ x 4.5″ and finished with Lacquer.

Maple Walnut Padauk Lidded Vessel or Urn # 14-7 $160.00

Currently on display at Dean-Lively Gallery in Edmond, Oklahoma.

Myrtlewood Burl Walnut Turquoise Lidded Bowl Myrtlewood Burl, Walnut Rim, and Walnut Finial, Turquoise accents. Finished with Danish Oil. This piece measures 6″ width x 7″ height.

Myrtlewood Burl Walnut Turquoise Lidded Bowl # 1404 Sold

 

 

Curly Maple Padauk Lidded Bowl

Curly Maple, Padauk Rim on lid and Paduak Final. Finished with Danish Oil. This piece measures 6″ width x 7″ height.

Curly Maple Padauk Lidded Bowl #1405 Sold

 

 

Walnut Paduak Ebony Lidded Bowl

Oklahoma Walnut, Paduak Lid, Ebony Finial. Finished with Danish Oil and hand polished. Measures  9″ width x 7″ height.

Walnut Paduak Ebony Lidded Bowl #1403 Sold

 

 

Buckeye Burl Hollow Form

I’ve had this piece of burl for about 3 years now. I would look at it and put it back.  Look at it again and put it back on the shelf. I just simply could not decide just what to turn from this beautiful chunk of wood to bring out the color and figure that I could see on the outside of this piece of wood.  Finally I picked it up and put it on the lathe and started turning.  As I turned I began to notice such an amazing color range, from creams to golds,  smoky blacks and greens to various shades of brown.  The surface was so embellished with figure from smokey swirls to buckeyes, and the natural edge was an added bonus, that I just had to capture it all…and I think this piece did just that! Topped with an Ebony Finial this piece measures 11″ wide x 14″ tall.

Buckeye Hollow Form #1401 $1260.

Currently on display at 50 Penn Place Art Gallery,  Oklahoma City, Ok.

Maple Burl Lidded Vessel

A nice piece of Maple Burl with Colorado Turquoise Accents and topped with an Ebony Finial. Ebony wood has been a coveted wood by wood artisans for literally thousands of years, in fact, some carved pieces have been discovered in Ancient Egyptian tombs dating as far back as 3000 BC..

Maple Burl Lidded Vessel # 1402 Sold

 

 

 

 


Walnut and Spalted Maple Hollow Form

Simple designs are often best for such  highly figured wood.  It allows the eyes to roam over the form to capture the road map of brown and black lines that encompass this piece. Ebony ring and a walnut shoulder were used to accent the spalting on this hollow form.  Finished with a high gloss finish and hand buffed. Measures 6″ tall x 11″ diameter.

Walnut and Spalted Maple Hollow Form # 1216 Sold

Currently on display at 50 Penn Place Art Gallery, Oklahoma City, OK.


Aspen Cocobolo Vessel

This vessel was turned from a piece of Colorado Aspen.  As the piece was being turned two partial primitive iron nails were discovered embedded in the wood.  This is evident in the two smokey trails left behind on the vessel and two small filled holes.   The mouth of this piece was turned from a beautiful piece of Cocobolo.  Measures approximately 8″ tall x 8″ wide. Finished with a high friction polish and hand buffed.

Aspen Cocobolo Vessel #1204 $125.00

Currently on display at Murcer’s Jewelry and Fine Gifts, Chandler, OK.

 

Amboyna Burl Lidded Bowl

Amboyna Bowl

The body of this beautiful lidded bowl was turned from highly figured Amboyna Burl. It features strong black pencil-line spalting. Soft gold and brown tightly packed eyes/rays fan out over the entire piece. The lip of the bowl was turned from Ebony with bands of rich golden brown.  The lid was turned from another highly figured Maple Burl, providing a lighter accent against a very jet black Ebony finial.  To provide a special touch to this piece you will find a small jet black finial underneath the lid. The entire piece is approximately 10″ tall and 7″ wide.  Finished with a high friction polish and hand buffed with Renaissance Wax to produce a rich soft glow.

Amboyna Burl Lidded Bowl #1101 $950.00

Currently on display at 50 Penn Place Art Gallery, Oklahoma City, Ok.

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