As most of you will remember, a few months ago we had quite a few trees felled in order to reclaim our once spectacular view. We thought of it as our anniversary/Christmas gift to ourselves.
Writing the check was a little painful but this was our view last December and this below was taken yesterday.
Lots of fog all day but a view, nonetheless.
All those trees ended up in a giant's pick up sticks snarl. (Having the tree guys deal with the fallen trees would have upped the price to out of our reach.)
So John and Justin set in on reducing the tangle to manageable bits -- an ongoing process.
|Poplar and black walnut|
Lots of firewood -- too green for use now but just wait till next year! The above is only a start -- as I said, it's an ongoing process.
And when the weather was too wet to work outside, John took some of the green wood to his shop, started his lathe, and began turning.
And turning . . .
Christmas gifts for friends and family . . .
And some put by for future occasions . . .
The hickory pieces combine sapwood that looks (to me) like ivory with calligraphic squiggles and a rich reddish brown heartwood.
Some of the black walnut pieces are all dark . . .
Those pieces are quite wonderful.
Beauty........from Nature's artist to John the artist
These are so beautiful! I'm glad to see that your trees will be around as treasures for so many to enjoy!
Gorgeous work! Oh, to have John’s skill!
I love the wooden bowls. We have several and my favorites are the ones made from burls. John is quite talented. The bowls are lovely.
Wonderful to reclaim your view, and the bowls are so very beautiful! Each unique. So glad they were not firewood!
The bowls are so well created. I can’t believe how many there are. Each one is a work of art made by a true artist.
WOW! Those are beautiful! I would be interested in buying one like the raw edge one if he wants to sell! 😊
Gayle -- those are already given away or sold but he will be making more. It takes about two month from start to finish dur=e to a slow drying time. I'll post pics when he has some ready to sell. Thanks!
Those are gorgeous! I'd love to purchase a bowl if John is willing to sell one.
Karen -- See my comment above!
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