Five bowls turned from part of a salvaged Ash tree from Peabody, Kansas. The tree was well over one hundred years old and was nearly five feet in diameter. Most of it we milled into lumber but some was set aside for making wooden bowls. It is a humbling and awe-filled experience getting to work with material from such a being as was this tree.
logging and milling
Walnut Timber Mantelpiece
The Flow of Art in Life
Husbandry in Harvest
White Oak and Black Walnut for Eating
Wood: New Pages
Wood, since boyhood, has been a passion. One also shared by my father and grandfather so I had worthy teachers and opportunity. There will ultimately be three pages featuring some examples in each category: Furniture, vessels, bowls and spoons, and structure and milling (yet to come).
The Ascent of Maclura pomifera
Spiral stair in Hedge (Maclura pomifera, bodark, bois d’ark, osage orange). Designed by my friend Cody to join a 100 year old barn basement to the floor above. The barn, just outside of Fall River, got hit by a twister about 4-5 years ago and is now being rebuilt as a workshop and living quarters. The stair isn’t officially finished, we already have a list of things we want to change, but this is it in it’s first state.