Tuesday, October 6, 2009

1/2 English 1/2 Aussie

Like the title says this is 1/2 English Oak and 1/2 Australian Jarrah well the finial and stem are.
The English Oak was rescued as a bit of off cut scrap from another turner who was throwing it into a fire pit, to small for his lathe.

I had a lot of firsts doing this, First Cobblett style vessel, first thin stem, smallest finial to date, first captive ring.

The Oak had a flaw right through it, it can be seen as what looks like a crack in the base.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Collecting Wood

It's almost an obsession like many other things in life you find a bargain or freebie and you know you just have to have some. Woodwork or metalwork is no different so on our recent trip to Coff's Harbour a sale or should I say a purchase opportunity arose.  So Sue and I went and met a couple who are selling up to retire to a village life.
The shed's and surround's storage of timber, log's and stumps was incredible, Camphor, Rosewood, Cedar and much more. I bought on behalf of a few friends also, my share being only a small potion of these photo's all except one real nice Rosewood stump.