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"In The Eye" . While I usually do not give names to my work, this one seemed to ask to be named. Birch wood, 15 inch diameter platter with aniline dyes and finished with epoxy resin
A15 inch diameter bowl iwth decorated flange. Birch wood with aniline dyes and pyrography
Red and Black and gold on 11 inch diameter Elm wood bowls
Elmwood bowl with gold, black and green; flat and tilted images
Elm wood bowls with blue, black silver and gold
Elm wood bowls with black, blue gold and silver

Left: 11.5 inch flange bowl in very old Elm wood.

Right: 13.5 inch birch bowl in black, gold and green

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Left: I have called this plate "Creation Joy". I believe that the Creative Power / Being that made all must have known an immense joy. And in that Joy burst forth a power that made all things. This plate evokes that thought for me.

Right:Using the same basic colours in a deeper 13 inch bowl

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13 inch birch bowl in red, gold, black

Right: Birch Bowl 11" diameter, repurposed

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Birch low hollow form vase with red and black aniline dye
Birch bowl with rolled rim. Aniline dye and copper band
Birch bowl with wide flange, aniline dye
Left; Birch wood bowl. Right Birch wood bowl with vertical edge
Left: Birch bowl, 11" diameter. Right: Birch bowl; brown burst, 10" diameter

Left: Birch Bowl, 11" Diameter.

Left: Birch Bowl, 10" diameter, Brown-red. Right: Low Form Vase 11" diameter. Green and gold burst
Left: Birch Vase . Right Low form Birch Vase, 10 " diameter
Low form Birch Vase with Walnut neck. 10" Diameter. Right: Birch Vase with 2" diameter glass insert; blue ice cylinder finish
Left: Birch wood Vase with 2" diameter glass insert; blue ice finish. Right" Birch vase, bulb and throat for dry materials only.
Left: Birch wood vase; flat low form with stem and brown aniline dye burst finish. Right: Birch wood vase with pyrography and brown aniline dye finish; for dry materials only
Left: Birch wood vase with 2" diameter glass insert; gold and red dye finish. Right: Birch Wood Vase finished with green and gold. Comes with 2" diameter glass insert
Left: Birch Wood vase with 2" diameter glass insert; green with gold fire finish. Right: Birch wood Vase with 2 " diameter glass insert; Green with gold flame finish
Birch wood vase finished with red and black aniline dye. Comes with 2" diameter glass insert
Left: Birch wood vase comes with 2" diameter glass insert. Gold and red-orange dye finish. Right: Birch wood vase comes with 2" diameter glass insert; finished with gold, red and silver dye.
Left: Birch wood vase comes with 2" diameter glass insert. Gold and red dye finish. Right: Birch wood Vase with 2 " glass insert; finished with black, gold and red dye.
 
Birch wood vase with 2" glass insert; blue ice finish.
 
Various woods; Spurtles for your cooking pots
Spurtles
Birch wood box with leaf images
Figured Birch wood lids on birch wood boxes
Figured Birch wood lids on birch wood boxes
Birch wood boxes with leaf and mushroom images
Sapele and Birch wood boxes; Monarch Butterfly in pyrography and then with colour added
Sapele and Birchwood box with Monarch Butterfly and leaves in pyrograpnhy and then with colour added
Sapele and Birchwood box with lid open
 
Sapele and Birchwood Box with rose in pyrography and then with colour added to rose leaves
Sapele and Birchwood box; Circle of life / Sacred Hoop and with Aspen tree cycle, in pyrography and colour added
Sapele and Birchwood Box with Pine branch in pyrography
 
Sapele and Birchwood Box iwith willow and aspen leaves in pyrography and then in colour
Sapele and Birchwood Box with willow and aspen leaves in pyrography and then in colour
 
Birchwood Cremation Urn; unfinished wood
Black Walnut Memory Box, 12" X 10" x 4.5 ", with band of Walnut, Wenge and Birch

Right: Black Walnut Memory Box, 10" X 10" x 4.5 ", with band of Walnut, Wenge and Birch

Left: Spalting Birch bowl, 9.5: diam X 3 " deep

Spalting Birch bowls, 9.5: diam X 3 " deep
Spalting Birch bowls, 9.5: diam X 3 " deep
Spalting Birch bowls, 9.5: diam X 3 " deep

Left: 10" diameter Birch X 3" deep,pyrography trim added

Right: 7" diameter lidded Spalting Birch bowl

Spalting Birch bowl, 7" diameter
Spalting Birch lidded bowls 7" diameter
Simple Birch Wood cremation urn; Outside diameter is 6.5" X 8.5" x 7" tall. The grain follows aroung all four corners as a result of a special method of cutting and assembling the wood.
Black Walnut Urn with birch and walnut band. The top well is 3" deep and is a space for personal items that are being kept with the cremains. Access to the cremains space is by removing the base which is secured by wood screws.

A series of 7 Spruce wood plates 9" diameter. Three have blue/black analine dye added and all are finished on the inside with a polyresin to make them foodsafe and waterproof.

ref: 18-03-Spruce

 
 
 
 
Left: Black Walnut urn with space for memorial items under top lid, Band of aromatic cedar, birch and walnut woods
 
Left: Birchwood urn with space for memorial items under lid; band of aromatic cedar, birch and walnut woods. Aspen leaves added as pyrographic decoration. Right: Ebonized red oak wood urn with space for memorial items under lid. Two simple gold bands add elegance to a deep, rich wood tone.
Left: Birch wood urn with space for memorial items under top lid. This is unfinished and can be customized on request. Right: Birchwood urn with band of aromatic cedar, birch and black walnut blocks. Also has space for memorial items under lid.
Wood rattles: all of these rattles are made with Black Walnut, Birch and Bloodwood. There are ten !/4 inch and five 3/8 inch steel balls for the percussion. The balls will also roll around the inner circumferance giving a special sound that irregular shaped materials would not provide. Intended for either musical / recreational or ceremonial purposes. They have not been blessed or dedicated for ceremonial use.

Left: All nine rattles of this series

Right: Urn in Black Walnut wood.

Left: Urn in cherry wood. Right: Urn in ebonized oak wood. Steel wool and vinegar were used to create the iron acetate solution which acted on the natural tannins in the Oak to render the deep black of the ebonized wood.
Aspen Burl bowls. Left: 11" diameter. Right: 7 " diamter with glass bowl insert. Both pieces are from the same Aspen Burl. The wood was very fragile and much of it came apart during the turning process but these incredible pieces were left. Generations of ant colonization also left intersting profiles in the wood. Ref: Anderson Aspen 3 and 4.
A neighbour gave me a Birch Wood burl that he had found growing around a young birch tree. He had taken it home and later gave it to me to work with. I had that piece in my shop for about 18 months before I took it and created this piece. I did not want to really alter the unique character of the burl but I also wanted it to be opened to show the internal grains and colours.
 
I added a small clear glass bowl to increase its funtionality. It is finished with Danish Oil and then a top coat of Krylon clear satin finish. I have returned it to the person who gave it to me. Ref: MIN_Burl
When I made the vase illustrated below there was a piece of the Aspen Burl that was removed from the larger piece. I was able to turn a shallow plate form with natural edge. Ref: Anderson_Aspen_2
Birchwood plates (12" diameter). With analine dye and finished with polyresin. Left Ref: GR2744PL, Right: Ref: GR2745PL
Birchwood Platters (15" diameter) With analine dye and finished with polyresin. Left: Ref: GR2750PL, Right: Natural and spalting Birch Ref: GR2751PL
Birchwood Platters (15" diameter) With analine dye and finished with polyresin. Left: Ref:GR2748PL, Right: Ref: GR2749PL
Birchwood Platters (15" diameter) with analine dye and finished with polyresin. RefGR2747PL Left: . Ref: GR2746PL
Left: 15" diameter Birch Wood platter with analine dye application and finished with polyresin to make it food safe and water proof. Ref: Blue_Iris
 
Two 15" diameter Birch Wood Platters with analine dye application and finished with polyresin to make it food safe and waterproof. Left: Ref: Disk_Iris, Right: Ref: Blood
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Spruce wood plate; 11 " diameter. Aniline dye application and polyresin finish. GR2743pl
 
Spruce wood plate; 11 " diameter. Aniline dye application and polyresin finish. Left: GR2742pl, Right: GR2741pl
Aspen Vases with Wenge neck. 10 inch diameter. Ref:Globe_Vases
Custom order for Birch Wood fast pitch ball bats scaled to 70% regulation size. The customer will have laser script added to the wood and will also have them finished. I never knew there was so much technical detail into the construction of bats for different ball sports.
Aspen bowls with fall-colour aspen leaves added to perimeter. 11 inch diameter
Aspen bowls with combinations of analine dyes
Aspen bowl, pyrography decoration on outside, polyresin coating on inside. 12 inch diamter
Aspen bowls, 12 inch diamter, polyresin coating inside. Fall colour aspen leaves in pyrography and aniline dye on outside band.
Last fall I set aside two aspen logs that seemed particularly dense and had colour showing in cross section.  I recently opened the log and turned 5 small, 6 inch diameter, bowls.  The creamy white and red-brown colours give it a very rich appeal.

Each of the five bowls have had a poly resin applied to the interior to make it fully food safe and water proof.  The exterior  is first oiled and then finished with a Matte Lacquer finish.

Ref: March Aspen Bowls, 2015

Right: 7 1/2 inch diameter Manitoba Maple / Box Elder bowl with poly-resin interior finish. Ref: Box_Elder_bl2
These two bowls were turned from the two halves of a Box Elder crotch piece, with the dark faces together at the centre of the crotch, while the smooth faces shown below were the outsides of the two sections.  Both have had a poly-resin application to the inside of the bowls.  The rose colour is from the natural sugars in the maple wood.  Ref: Box_ Elder 1 & 2, March 2015
 
Left: Box Elder bowl with pyrography and copper metallic paint.  Poly-resin inside and over the central outer band.  Ref:Box_Elder_ frieze.  Right: Bowl turned from a Cottonwood burl.  Ref: Cotton_brl_bl_March 2015
The following five rows of images to right and left are turned from the Cottonwood burl and show a rotation in five steps of each piece.  When the pieces had dried they were sealed with several coats of varathane and then several coats of matte lacquer spray.  Ref: Cotton_brl_1 & 2. March 2015
 
 
 
 
The blanks for these 15.5 inch diameter plates were glued up from fir plank cut-offs  donated by friends.  Left: the centre section is raised slightly and  has various plant leaf and berry images added with pyrography.  The leaf surfaces were  pained with a transparent metallic paint and over-dyed with aniline dyes.  The plate on the right  was given an aniline dye application.  Ref:Fir_Plates_March 2015
New Sacred Pipe / Chanupa stems.  Left: Pauo Fero with seed bead decoration over leather bands.  Right: Fir with Pauo Fero mouth piece and connector.  Shown with  Chanupa Bowl and tobacco pouch.  For ceremonial use only.  Not for sale.  However I would consider requests for similar custom stems.
Birch and walnut  with leather strapping memory boxes.  Ref: GR 2643MB, GR2644Mb and GR2645MB  Right:  16" Fir Plate with Cordovan Aniline dye application.  Ref: FP_Lake_Sky
 

 

Right: Birch box customized  as a special birthday gift.

Spalting Birch, shallow bowl with poly-resin coating on inside.  Ref: Spalt_Birch_2 SS, 2014

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