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.
Three Maple hollow forms. These are 10-1/2″, 5″ and 1-7/8″ tall. The larger one is 7″ diameter.
A natural-edged goblet, from a Big Leaf Maple burl. It is about 5″ tall and the bowl is about 2-1/2″ diameter. Looks like the burl may have a bit of spalting. The top of the base is uncut burl cap.
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.
This natural-edge bowl from a Big Leaf Maple Burl is about 8-3/4″ diameter and 2-1/2″ high.
The walls of the bowl are almost 1/2″ thick, to show off the natural burl surface.
9.75″ diameter, 4.75″ high. Finish is walnut oil.
I was inspired by a clip from this video by Sam Angelo and made a nativity set for the family. I happened to have a bowl that I’d gone too thin on the bottom, so I could cut it to made the manger.
I’ve been enjoying making hollow forms recently. This is just a sampling of some of the recent ones.
Maple, with a bit of spalting on the top:
Another cottonwood form. I like how layering various colors of dye brings out the figure in cottonwood.
The worms really had a field-day in this Maple tree. They bored lots of holes. I like the patterns they left in the wood. I think this bowl shows off both the beauty of the wood and gives a glimpse into the lives of creatures that lived in the tree.
The bowl measures about 10.75″ x 3″