Another Wormy Ash Hollowform

Wormy Ash, 7.5″ diameter, 4.5″ tall.

This piece has a nice bark inclusion running up the side. I might have left that alone, except that several other cracks developed during drying.

So I fixed those cracks with Wenge pewas (butterfly inserts) and also bridged the bark inclusion so it would look more complete.

The wood has lots of worm holes – these were quite a bit of trouble. The worms leave the holes filled with packed sawdust, which I like to clean out. That makes for a lot of detail work with dental tools and compressed air..

Burned and Dyed Ash

These ash hollowforms were burned with a torch. The torch charred the early wood (large pores) before burning the late wood (more solid places). I then used red dye to color them.

Black Ash Burl Goblet

This goblet’s bowl is a burl of Black Ash, about 3.75″ diameter.  The stem is Walnut.  The base is from the same piece of ash as the bowl.DSC01244

The goblet is about 7″ tall.

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Goblet – Black Ash Burl

This goblet’s bowl is a burl of Black Ash, about 3.75″ diameter.  The stem is Ebony.

The goblet is about 7″ tall.

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