Hollow Form. Ash with Turquoise inlay in a couple cracks. About 6″ tall, 4-1/2″ diameter. Lacquer finish.
Hollow Form on Stilts
Hollow form from a burl of unknown wood. Three legs or stilts of dyed walnut. It is about 4″ diameter and sits about 5″ high.
Ash Hollow Form
Ash, with a small bark inclusion. Walnut pewa repair a couple cracks. About 4-1/2″ diameter.
Sliced Ash Hollow Form
Ash hollow form, sliced and reassembled with Maple pewa. About 8″ diameter, 6-3/4″ high. Finished with walnut oil.
Ash Crotch – Sliced Hollow Form
Hollow form from an Ash crotch. Sliced and reassembled with Wenge pewa. About 7-1/2 ” diameter, 4″ high. Finished with lacquer.
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Dyed, Torched, and Sliced Hollow Form
Ash. Burned to highlight the growth rings and dyed red. Sliced with an arc with Wenge pewa. About 5″ diameter, 3″ tall. Lacquer finish.
Diagonally Sliced Hollow Form
Ash, sliced diagonally, with Wenge pewa. About 5-1/4″ diameter, 2-1/2″ tall. Lacquer finish.
Sliced Hollow Form
Ash, sliced with an arc, with Wenge pewa. About 4-1/4″ diameter, 2-1/2″ tall. Walnut oil finish.
Sliced Hollow Form
Ash, sliced in an arc, with Wenge pewa. About 5-1/2″ diameter, 3-3/4″ tall. Walnut oil finish.
Mesquite Hollow Form with Maple pewa, about 7″ diameter and 5″ high.
This was a bit risky due to the ring shake in the tree. Ring Shake is a crack that forms along one of the growth rings. It is probably caused by something that affected the tree’s growth that year – bacteria, insects, drought, wind, etc. Wood with ring shake can be dangerous to turn. Since the shake goes all the way around the growth ring, large chunks can separate and come flying off the lathe.
I inspected this piece carefully and repeatedly as I turned it. I made a judgement call that there was enough solid wood to keep it together. I wore protective gear (face shield, safety glasses) and made sure to stay well out of the “line of fire” (the places where pieces are likely to fly off).
Once completed, it required numerous pewa to ensure that the cracks will stay put.