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
_Iris
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
"Office-in-a-Box" chest custom made to hold letter size hanging file folders.  Made with Birch and Black Walnut with leather straps.  Images added with pyrography and aniline dyes.  Reference: O_in_Box  To see additional images of the chest  at different stages of decoration click here.
 
 
 
One of the  urns shown above  was purchased and customized as shown here.  The top space is lined with black flocking fibres for a soft surface.
Custom Birchwood Cremation Urn.  Images selected by  the family and added to the unit with pyrography.  Ref: Urn_Custom_Bill
Birch Wood Cremation Urn with custom image of Walleye Fish and Inscription added with pyrography.  Ref: URN_Mike
 

 

 
Birch bowl with flange and black walnut lid.  Pyrography trims and poly-resin inside bowl portion.  Ref: BBL4 SOLD
Birch Bowl with flange and black walnut lid.  Spalting streak in wood.  Bowl finished with poly-resin. Pyrography trim on lid.  Ref: BBL1
Custom child's toy storage / chest / bench. 38" wide, 18 " deep, 16" high.  Birch wood with sliding tray for small items.  Birch plywood and solid birchwood, SOLD

Black Walnut Jewelry Box

SOLD

Custom birch and black walnut memory box / chest with brown and black leather strapping.  This is the raw product of the finished item shown below.  Dimensions: 16.5" long X 12" deep X 10.5" High.  Details of  chest and its decoration  as requested by the client.

Fall seasonal leaves added to all four sides of the chest.  Finish is spray lacquer.  Baby name was added to top and the birth date of the child added to the inside of the lid.

SOLD

Birch wood chest with red leather strapping and cedar, birch and black walnut frieze, snap fasteners and wood handles.  Ref: MB_CedarCheck_1

Left: face view, right: angle view, lower right is open view

Ref: MB_CedarCheck_4

Dimensions:  26" X 16" X 10.5" high

This unit and two others are pre-sold and await the addition of custom images.  The unit has a full-length piano hinge, snap fasteners wood handles and leather strapping.

Ref: MB_UB

Dimensions: 14" X 20" X 12" high

Finished units shown below

Ref: Brons_MB_1

Angle-views of first finished  unit

SOLD

 

Birch canister / bowl, poly resin inside coating and bloodwood lids  GR2565_CN

Birch canister / bowl, poly resin inside coating  GR2561CN

Aspen bowls with cordoban dye pattern. Inside finished with polyresin to make it waterproof and food safe.  Left: Ref: GR2549BL . 8.75" diam X 3.75" high.SOLD

  Right: Ref: GR2544BL 9" diam X 4.25" high

Aspen Bowl with Cordoban dye  pattern.  Inside finished with poly-resin to make it water proof and food safe.  10.5" Diam X 3.5" High  Ref: GR2545BL

SOLD

Aspen Bowl with Cordoban dye  pattern.  Inside finished with poly-resin to make it water proof and food safe. 10.5" diam X 4.75" high. Ref: GR2547BL SOLD

Aspen Bowl with Cordoban dye  pattern.  Inside finished with poly-resin to make it water proof and food safe.  11" diam X 7 " high. Ref: GR2548

Aspen Bowls with Cordoban dye  pattern.  Inside finished with poly-resin to make it water proof and food safe. Left: Ref: GR2541BL 10" diam X 6.25" high. Right: Ref: GR2539BL 10" diam X 7 " high.

Aspen Bowls with Cordoban dye  pattern.  Inside finished with poly-resin to make it water proof and food safe. Left: Ref: GR2537BL 9.25" diam X 4.25" high  Right: Ref: GR2540BL 11" diam X 5.5" high.

Aspen Bowls with Cordoban dye  pattern.  Inside finished with poly-resin to make it water proof and food safe .Left: Ref: GR2539BL . 10" diam X 7" high. 

Right: Ref: GR2543BL.  6.75" diam X 6" high. SOLD

Aspen bowls with blue dye pattern. Interior finished with poly-resin to make it waterproof and food safe . Left: Ref:GR2533BL 10.25" diam X 4.5 " high.  Right: Ref: GR2534BL. 10" diam X 6" high

Aspen bowls with wood burning.  Inside finished with poly-resin to make it waterproof and food safe. Left: Ref:GR2536BL. 9" diamX 3.75" high. Right: Ref:GR2550BL. 9.5" diam X 4.5" high.

 

Right: Aspen bowl with polyresin inside finish. Ref:GR2552BL . 7.75" Diam X 6" high  SOLD

Left: Aspen bowl with Fall colour aspen leaf  band. Interior finished with poly-resin to make it waterproof and food safe  Ref: GR2551BL .  10.25" diam X 5.25" high  SOLD

"Leaf Table 2012-2013"  I began this birch wood table in the Spring of 2012 and finished it  in January 2013.  Click here to see a separate page devoted to the finishing of this item.  Not for Sale

 

Custom Black Walnut  man's Jewellery box. Features compartments  with two sliding / lift-out small item trays. Not available for sale

 

Custom baby change table.  Matress tray can be removed and stored when no longer needed while the table can serve other purtposes.  Made from birch hardwoods and laminates.  Customer supplied a photograph of desired  product. Not available for sale

 

Right: Baltic Birch plywood boxes to hold herbal smudge materials.  Images added with pyrography. Ref: GR2510SMB

Left Ref: GR2511SMB (No longer available)

Right Ref: GR2512SMB

Left Ref: GR2513SMB

 

 

 

Spalting Birch canister with lid.  Inside finished with poly-resin. 8 inch diameter.  Ref: GR2485CN

Spalting Birch canister with lid. 10 inch diameter. Copper band on canister and lid.  Interior finished with poly-resin.  Ref: GR2487CN  SOLD

Spalting Birch canister with lid.  10 inch diameter. Copper band on canister.  Ref: GR2486CN

Pastry set in birch wood.  French Rolling Pin 20 inches long with all-cotton pastry cloth and birch container box.  The lid is able to be customized.  Instructions for care and simple pie pastry recipe  under lid.  Ref: GR2501PS   The set  shown on left is SOLD

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