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  1. Cherry Vessel

    Cherry Vessel

    Turned, carved cherry
  2. Red Maple Vessel

    Red Maple Vessel

    Turned, carved, textured red maple. Sometimes known as Ambrosia Maple. $40 for a bowl blank, it's ambrosia maple. $40 for a log, it's red maple! 9" dia made around 2010
  3. Rosewood Vessel detail

    Rosewood Vessel detail

    Turned and carved Florida Rosewood
  4. Rosewood Vessel

    Rosewood Vessel

    Turned, carved, textured Florida Rosewood 13"
  5. Silver Maple Burl Vessel

    Silver Maple Burl Vessel

    Turned, carved silver maple
  6. French Walnut Vessel detail

    French Walnut Vessel detail

    I turned this and began the carving at the Escoulen School in France a few years ago. Then I hauled it all over the US to demos and worked on it a little at a time so people could see the stages of carving. It has been through hundreds of hands and thousands of miles, and recently took a trip to...
  7. French Walnut Vessel

    French Walnut Vessel

    I turned this and began the carving at the Escoulen School in France a few years ago. Then I hauled it all over the US to demos and worked on it a little at a time so people could see the stages of carving. It has been through hundreds of hands and thousands of miles, and recently took a trip to...
  8. English Walnut Vessel

    English Walnut Vessel

    Turned and Carved English Walnut 9d x 8h Wood is from my friend Dale Larson
  9. English Walnut Vessel

    English Walnut Vessel

    Turned and Carved English Walnut 9d x 8h Wood is from my friend Dale Larson
  10. Dream Horses #2

    Dream Horses #2

    2nd in my "Dream Horses" series. 10" x 7" Sweetgum hollow vessel embellished with extensive pyrography, creating three different scenes going around the piece, all with a different arrangement of horses running. Black leather dye, green dye, acrylics, then Lacquer. This piece has a Greek /...
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    Lathe mounted carving vise?

    I vaguely recall seeing a vice which mounted to the banjo of a lathe and would hold a faceplate / chuck. It used a ball / socket set to allow (almost) infinite positioning. At the time I thought "that's nice but not for me", now I have a use for one. Will someone please refer me to that vise?
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    How to dry bark for carving?

    I've been turning some half rounds of Cedar that were cut 2 years ago - amazingly there are very few splits in the 16" high by 17" wide blocks. While doing this, I discovered I could peel the bark off intact from the wood, and got to wondering if I can dry the sheets and do some carving or...
  13. New work

    New work

    Remember to visit my demonstration on Thursday, 3-5pm at San Jose in the Instant Gallery room where as one of the four Emerging Artists I will demonstrate embellishments on turnings. I'm the first demonstrator and then turn into one of the videographers for the rest of the symposium. Come...
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    Dental drills for piercing

    I bought a Powercrafter at last year's symposium and use it for piercing. I am not happy with the high-pitched noise from this unit though and am considering going to a dental drill. These can be had on Ebay for as little as $50. My question is has anyone tried any of these and do they hold up...
  15. The Wind on the California Hills

    The Wind on the California Hills

    Carved walnut 11"x8" Like the previously posted piece, inspired by jordan/huang. thks jj
  16. Harmattan

    Harmattan

    Sycamore Pierced and ebonised. Approx 8 x 4 inches Named after a Saharan wind
  17. Peacock

    Peacock

    This is the second piece from the "dead" Cocobolo log I picked-up in Richmond. For those of you who are not familiar with the story, this log came from the mountains of central Mexico. It had fallen many years ago and was salvaged by Mitch Talcove of Tropical Exotic Hardwoods of Latin...
  18. Peacock detail

    Peacock detail

    This is the second piece from the "dead" Cocobolo log I picked-up in Richmond. For those of you who are not familiar with the story, this log came from the mountains of central Mexico. It had fallen many years ago and was salvaged by Mitch Talcove of Tropical Exotic Hardwoods of Latin...
  19. Dogwood in Bloom

    Dogwood in Bloom

    This is my first original carved design, and I owe a great big thanks to Ron Fleming for all his guidance
  20. "violin memories"

    "violin memories"

    An apple turned vase with a violin carving to depict the "orange slice special" violin seen at the AAW live auction. This vase was turned as a gift to the violin teacher, Eric, who played the violin for me the day before the symposium in Richmond and gave me his valuable feedback for...
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