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Author Archives: Taz
The burl was a gift from Preston Hensley. Finished with walnut oil. (dia 9 1/2" x 4" height)
From gift from John and Carlisle Rex-Waller from their cedar tree felled two years ago Fnshed with walnut oil and shellac.
These two little bowls were turned from a single smaller diameter log cut from the thin end of the driftwood log–past the end of that small branch shown here: The piece cut off: (FYI: The axis of the little log was perpendicular … Continue reading
This dirftwood tree had washed up on our shore: Species was unknown, but is probably maple. Several chucks were cut out and bowls were turned. The first bowl was from a larger dimaeter piece: cut in half Trimmed on the … Continue reading
The log blank was given to me by my sister and brother-in-law in 2012 from a walnut tree that had been lying in their woods for a few years. The sap wood had completely rotted but the core of the … Continue reading
From a bolt of ash given to me by Tom Tutor. (~14 x ~5").
From log from Lang Smith's ancient plum tree: A bark inclusion filled with epoxy. Finished with High Build Friction polish.
Bowl from a locust log that Tom Tutor left on my porch. Present for Jesse.
Walnut Platter from a piece of walnut (~50 years old) from Peter Smith's father Finished with walnut oil (Mahoney's Utility Finish) (13" x 1") A Christmas gift to Peter 2016.
Wooden Mallet from a Honey Locust log given to me by John King:
Pear bowl from a branch from Lang Smith's plum tree. Finished with Mylands Sanding sealer, Mohoney's Walnut Oil utility finish and topped with serveral coats of Mylands High Build friction Polish.
A pine bowl with the sun shining on the back side showing the translucent knots.
Second pine bowl from the other half of the log:
From the other half of the log …
Turned from a birch log. – for Sue Hatch for a wedding present. Finished with sanding sealer and walnut oil. (9" x 4")
From a walnut plank (at least 50 years old) given to me by Peter Smith. From two pieces glued together; finished with walnut oil. dia 14" depth 2.5"
The locust log from which this bowl was turned was a gift from John Higginson who bucked and split the log after the September 11 2013 storm that took down several thousand (yes, thousand) trees on Islesboro. John gave me … Continue reading
The burl was a gift from Preston. Burl trimmed round on the bandsaw After some turning: There was a large bark inclusion which has been incorporated into the bowl Final bowl with inclusion: Finished with walnut oil
I had turned this little bowl (4" dia) a couple of years ago. While turning the foot broke off, and so I sawed it in two to have a look at the cross section. I threw one half in the … Continue reading
Ambrosia Maple natural edge bowl from a log given to me by Preston. bottom view Top view Started with a blank cut round on the bandsaw, a flat spot made under the bark with a forstner bit. And mounted between … Continue reading
Razor handle made from a piece of mahogany trim from John Van Daam's boat Finito. Top view razor and the rest of the trim piece left over from Finito. Side view. Finished with high build friction polish. Update: In … Continue reading
Spalted apple bowl from a tree cut in the fall of 2014 at Lang and Marilyn Smith's.
Poplar bowl from the cut off of the tree Preston and I milled in 2014
This little bowl was rough turned about a year ago and coated heavily with Anchorseal to slow the drying preocess. It had warped considerably: the rim had to be sanded to flatten it so it could be mounted in the cole chuck … Continue reading