Fumed White Oak

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The above are eight turned pieces from a single 24″ section of a 24″ diameter white oak from Boaz, Kansas. The tree fell over and across the Van Horn Branch Creek about 10 years ago- We finally pulled the log out 2 years ago, and it has laid in my log pile since then, although I did mill a portion of it. The heart wood is still green, so these bowls were turned green and allowed to warp as they dried. Ultimately all the pieces were exposed to ammonia vapors (fumed) which reacted to the tannins in the wood, darkening the surfaces.

8 thoughts on “Fumed White Oak

  1. Beautiful little pieces Jack! I’m especially attracted to the one with the pour spouts and the chalice. I can almost smell the wood. Once again…a fine transfer of energy.

  2. Quite transfixed by the little ribbed bowl… The texture brings to mind sunlight being split through the rippling surface of clear, shallow lake water. You expose and highlight His design wondrously.

    1. Thank you for your comment. Your poetic description of the ray flecking in the oak across the texture of the bowl is really nice and appropriate. It paints a good picture to contemplate. I am grateful for your encouragement as well. – jack

  3. Theres a life-enhancing vision, energy and craftsmanship in these lovely creations. I’ve woken in the small hours, rattled by the storm buffeting our house here in West Wales. Amid all the turmoil of the screaming winds, this post with its vessels feels like a still, safe point. Thank you, Jack.

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