Around the Woods

Some pictures of wood I have turned
and sometimes the wood they came from.

"Some pretty wood, some pretty kindling. (2)"

This is a gallery of some of my turnings. Please click on the thumbnail to see a larger picture.
While cleaning the shop, or at least starting, I gathered some pieces of dry wood that had been around for a few years. Since I needed a few natural edged bowls and square bowls and because turning is more fun than cleaning, I now have more shavings to clean up.
One of the first pieces is a natural edged bowl in pin cherry, about 6"l x 4.5"w x 3"h. There is a distinctive grain due to the limb which was growing from the right end.
Natural edged bowls in ash, these are each 5"l x 3.5"w x 2"h.
More pin cherry, this time as a square bowl, 8.5" diagonal x 5.5" w x 2"h.
Some square bowls in ash, with diagonals of 6" to 7" and from 1.5" to 2" high.
Three hollow forms in yellow birch. The difference between a vase and a hollow form to a wood turner is somewhat nebulous. In general, a hollow form is turned with the orientation of a bowl but hollowed through a small opening while vases are usually oriented with the grain running the same way the tree grew and have a larger opening. Like most things in wood turning, it is open to opinion and argument. Sizes range around 4" diameter and 3" high although each has moved distinctly oval in drying.
A small bowl in ash. I think the color comes from sitting in a friend's basement for years. 5 1/2" diameter x 3"h.
Now for something new to me. This is a natural edged bowl in ash, 7"l :x 5"w x 3"h. I have died it using ink and then applied three coats of tung oil for depth.

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