michael alguire

Easter Sunday

Another in my new series called "Steps" This was turned from mesquite with the intentional long neck to accept my carved steps ,this turned out to be a bit difficult as Ive never hollowed through a neck that long ,and required a bit more patience. After turning i used my carver to further deepen the cracks so i could add inlay. I then added turquoise for the inlay , sanded the glue back down to match the contour , and went back to the lathe to finish the outside of the piece along with bringing the inside to its finished thickness . After this was done i began carving and texturing my steps. Once that was complete i finished the piece with waterlox and then i hit it with a three stage buff. Then i accented the edges of the crosses and the top of the steps with my woodburner. It stands 6" tall and 4" in diameter , with a 1.75" diameter neck. Thank you for Looking and Happy Easter to all.

Easter Sunday
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