Don Leydens

Troubled Seas

This is my first real shot at woodburning other than a couple little cherries on an older piece. I wanted just the right wood for this and man, did I luck out! All the waves and background are all natural maple wood. Only the 2 colored rings and the wood burning itself were done by me. It's 15" diameter and finished with Tung Oil. I think I'll need a name for this...any ideas? Thanks for looking and all comments welcome, Don L.

Troubled Seas
Don Leydens, Jun 15, 2010
    • Robert Manning
      This is just awesome, Don. I like anything to do with sailing. Excellent use of the curly grain.
    • Clemens
      Man, you have all kinds of undiscovered talent. It looks great, Don. You had the perfect piece of wood to showcase your burning skills. Very nice indeed.
      Dale
    • Don Leydens
      Thank you gentleman! That means a lot to me coming from you two.
      Don L.
    • Mr. Don
      Ya might leave out the '....in the title.... but that's just me....
    • charlie knighton
      very nice cutter
    • odie
      Don, you are one creative turner!

      You're right about the grain pattern becoming the waves and sky.....nice use of it!

      Are those birds part of the grain, too?.....or did you add those with the burning?

      ooc
    • Don Leydens
      Thanks guys.

      Don-The ' is gone.

      Thanks all, Don L.
    • Don Leydens
      Hi Odie! The two birds on the right I put in to match a few others that were hanging around. Hard to see in the photos. The chatoyance came out pretty good, but in person it's ridiculous.
      Thanks for asking,
      Don L.
    • alexc
      I LOVE how the ship is sailing on the darker wood.
    • Keith Burns
      Don, I'm not generally a fan of this type of burning because it always seems to look like and add on. But this one is different because you incorporated the grain so well in the display, it looks like it was part of the wood. Excellent job !!!!!!
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