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Spalting Birch Canister with Black Walnut lid. Inside finished with polymer finish which has been "rubbed out". Ref: Guardian Lean 12

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Right: Spalting Birch Vase with purpleheart neck. Ref: Guardian Lean 16

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Left: Spalting Bich canister with black walnut lid. Inside finsihed with polymer to make it water resistant and food safe. Ref: Guardian Lean 14

Right: Spalting Birch bowls. Interior finsihed with polymer finish and "rubbed out". Ref: Guardian Lean 18 (SOLD)

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Spalting Birch bowl with natural edge.Four views of the same bowl. Inside and out finished with polymer finish and "rubbed out". Ref: Guardian Lean 15 Reserved at FF

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Left: Custom Cremation urn in birch and black walnut; Buck head with pyrography. Name added to top lid. SOLD

Right: Spalting Birch bowl. Two views of same bowl. Ref: Guardian Lean 13

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Vase with Cordoban Burst patterning. Wood is Spruce and the grain of the wood interacting with the cordoban dye application made for a really interesting pattern. 9 inch diameter by 8 inches high. Ref: Spruce Cordoban 1.

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I was getting short of quality boxes and decided to make a few more. Shown here are a series in Black Walnut. Some feature the simple beauty of the Black Walnut wood grain, and others have been enhanced with the insertion of a red cedar, birch and walnut strip insert.

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Left:"Resurrection Cross"  He is not here; he is risen as he said... Lk.   8 " X 12" X 1" cross depicting an empty space ... on the cross or an empty tomb.  Made from Friendly Forest Spruce wood, grain texture created by brushing out the softer  wood and highlighting the  hard grain.  It was then dyed with a brown analine dye, and polished with paste wax.  It comes in a special presentation gift bag with a card explaining the significance of the image. Ref: Resurrection Cross

 
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Left: Seven birch "Memory Boxes"; Outside Dimensions 4" high X 13.5 inches long and 9.5 inches deep. Lid and ends are contoured. The two ends have continuous grain pattern with the lid. Lid secured with full width hinge. Saskatchewan Birch wood finished with 4 coats of Varathane Wiping Varnish. Can be personalized on request. As of May 2016 all have been sold

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Two of this series customized according to customer request.

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Birch and Black Walnut Memory Box / Chest with frieze of aspen leaves encircling the box. 22 X 14 X 13.5 . Leather strapping and snap closures. Finished with Danish Oil and then surfaced with satin lacquer   SOLD

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Armoire inspired by Biedermeier Furniture of Southern Germany / Austria in the early 1800's.  This unit is of birch hardwood, including the book-matched panels, with aspen shelving.  It has been constructed in a manner that the back can be removed and the shelving removed or relocated.  Finished with Tung Oil rubbed into the wood.

Resurrection Cross in dyed spruce.  Grain is raised by brusing out softer wood with a wire brush.  Finish is with an analine dye and paste wax.

 

Beaded leather bags to hold ceremonial rattles; a gift to one of my Dene mentors

Rattles in birch with aromatic cedar handles lying on beaded carry bags.

 

Rattle on left with carved image of wolf head and rattle on right with walking tracks of wolf around the centre

 
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