Cut a narrow slice through this Hollow Form of Elm and reassembled it with Maple pewa. About 7″ diameter and 4″ high.
About 7″ diameter x 4.5″ high. Walnut, turned green, sliced, and re-assembled with maple pewa. Finish is walnut oil.
There are a few small walnut pewa stitching a crack on one side (not shown in the picture).
This piece is about 7″ diameter and 3-1/2″ tall. Lots of worm holes around one side, which I have cleaned out of all the “bug dirt”.
Maple Hollow Form, about 5″ diameter and 6″ tall. Sliced and re-assembled with walnut strips. Lacquer finish.
Walnut Hollow Form, about 6.5″ tall, 5″ diameter. Sliced and re-assembled with maple pewa. Walnut oil finish.
Walnut, about 5″ diameter, 6 1/2″ tall. Maple pewa across the crack, turquoise fill in the crack.
Three Maple hollow forms. These are 10-1/2″, 5″ and 1-7/8″ tall. The larger one is 7″ diameter.
This natural-top hollow form is Big Leaf Maple. It is about 6″ diameter and 2″ tall.
It was made form a core removed from the center of this bowl.
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 pewa (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..
This piece was selected by the American Association of Woodturners Forum as Turning of the Week for Nov 29, 2021.
Ash, full of worm holes. The piece is about 8″ diameter and 4.5″ high.