A couple more figured green ash pieces

Here’s a small plate in figured green ash.

8 inches diameter, with a food-safe walnut oil finish. To buy this item, click here.

And here’s a small bowl, also in figured green ash. This one is 6 3/4 inches diameter, and 2 inches high. The finish is food-safe walnut oil.

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Spalted maple urn

I believe that God is the artist, and that I have been granted the amazing privilege of unveiling his work. This amazing coloring that I found inside a maple log illustrates that belief perfectly.

This will be the cremation urn for a friend, so there will be a lid for this (probably walnut).

9 inches tall, 7 inches diameter. Friction polish finish.

Another honey locust bowl

Another honey locust bowl

This bowl is the slightly bigger sibling of the previous one, coming from the opposite side of the log. Honey locust is heavy, dense wood, and can be a bit of a challenge to work with; I had to stop and resharpen my tools frequently on this one. But the end result is worth the effort.

It’s just a smidgen over 12 inches diameter, and stands 5 5/8 inches high. Walnut oil finish.

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Listening to the wood

I had not intended to make a fruit bowl when I started working with this piece of honey locust crotch. But viewed from the top, this one looks to me like a slice through an apple, so I’m calling it a fruit bowl.

When the wood tells you what it wants to be, you should listen.

12 inches tip to tip, 4 1/2 inches high. Teak oil finish.

Buckthorn natural edge

Buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica) is a non-native and invasive shrubby tree in North Dakota, and it’s making a nuisance of itself in the woodlot at my family’s farm. This bowl came from a sizable crotch piece that I cut and turned last fall, and finally sanded and finished last week. The wood is lovely, but it has a tendency to crack badly as it dries; this piece was no exception, and I had to fill several cracks with cyanoacrylate glue and sawdust.

9 inches long, teak oil finish.