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  1. Texas Bookends

    Texas Bookends

    Turned from Pecan; pyrography applied Texas state logo; each bookend is 10.5” tall, 7” wide, and 3” deep; Texas logo is approximately 4.5” x 4.5”; finished with Watco Danish Oil, Natural color.
  2. "Teafertu"

    "Teafertu"

    A footed teapot turned thin from a single piece of maple, carved, pierced, pyro-textured and colored with airbrushed interference paint. The lid, two cups and saucers all made in the same manner. The teapot measures 4-1/2" x 7" x 4". Thank you for looking!
  3. Pear Vessel

    Pear Vessel

    Done with Cynthia Gibson, who really deserves most of the credit. Green Bradford pear, about 7"h
  4. Spawning Coral

    Spawning Coral

    "Spawning Coral" The spawn is about to explode into the warm waters and be carried with the current to start a new life for the reefs. Bradford Pear, turned, hollowed, and pyrographed, approx 3.25"dia.
  5. Spring Tulips

    Spring Tulips

    Spring Tulips was inspired by some craftsman style pottery photos I ran across. Breaking from my usual mold I decided to try some new ideas which included my first attempt at doing feet on a piece. The field texture was done with a tiny carbide ball tip. The colors are mixed TransTint dyes...
  6. Spring Tulips - Lid

    Spring Tulips - Lid

    Spring Tulips was inspired by some craftsman style pottery photos I ran across. Breaking from my usual mold I decided to try some new ideas which included my first attempt at doing feet on a piece. The field texture was done with a tiny carbide ball tip. The colors are mixed TransTint dyes...
  7. Pine Cone Pot

    Pine Cone Pot

    Cypress hollow form embellished with pyrography, dye, and acrylics
  8. Pine cone platter

    Pine cone platter

    15" x 1-1/4" Quarter sawn Sapele platter, embellished with pyrography and extensive piercing.
  9. Bowl with vines

    Bowl with vines

    9” spalted maple bowl with vines burned in
  10. Border Weave

    Border Weave

    9” box elder bowl with a basket weave design burned around the perimeter.
  11. Basket Illusion

    Basket Illusion

    7” tall box elder vessel with a burned in basket weave.
  12. Autumn Petals

    Autumn Petals

    Sycamore bowl, 6" diameter 3.5" high. turned to 2mm and decorated with pyrography. Satin lacquer finish
  13. Cherry with Greek Key rim

    Cherry with Greek Key rim

    Cherry with greek key burned into the rim. 12" diameter
  14. Navajo Rain Cross

    Navajo Rain Cross

    Navajo ceremonial basket design. The symbol is also used to represent Spider Woman, the first Navajo deity. The basket is twelve inches in diameter and the wood is maple. Pyrography and ink were used to create the basket illusion. Donated to SWAT 2019 symposium and selected as an auction item.
  15. What Lies Beneath

    What Lies Beneath

    Bradford Pear bowl with inner undercut rim embellished with abstract pyrography pattern (11” x 5”)
  16. D

    David Brinkerhoff

    Hello. I am new to the forum and am learning about how the forum works. I have been turning for about ten years but have been more active in the past 2-3 years. Most of my turnings are hollow forms and I am interested in combing turning with power carving, pyrography and painting. I have...
  17. Walking Sun

    Walking Sun

    Navajo legend says that a deity carries the sun across the sky on his back and then hangs it on a peg to cool off. After it is no longer glowing he carries it back east during the night. I apologize for the bad iPad picture. Hopefully, I will have a chance to get a better picture before it is...
  18. Navajo Wedding Basket

    Navajo Wedding Basket

    Navajo Wedding Basket illusion is 12⅝ inch diameter maple. The wedding basket is probably the most well known of all the various Native American basket designs. This piece will be part of the SWAT 2-for-1 drawing coming up next month.
  19. Celebration Basket

    Celebration Basket

    Navajo Wedding Basket Illusion, 14½ inches diameter, 2¾ inches high, maple, beaded, burned, and colored in the style of the traditional wedding/celebration baskets. The wood is thin enough that bright light can shine through between the rows of beads. This piece was donated to the Woodturners of...
  20. Lidded Acorn Box: A Real Nut Case "Exposed"

    Lidded Acorn Box: A Real Nut Case "Exposed"

    Another view of acorn box with lid removed. Real acorn is from burr oak and is about the size of a golf ball.
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