You can read the whole story and see some process photos on the website: http://www.benridderingdesign.com/sculpture
I came across this monolithic slab of walnut half buried in the mud at a local mill. It was soaking wet, completely weathered, and had some bug issues. The slab was 7″ thick, but I had to remove a full inch in order to clean it up and flatten it.
I used reclaimed douglas fir blocks for the base, and finished them with an ebonizing process.
The coffee table finished out at 60″ long, 18″ wide, and 15″ hi.
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A little progress on this free form bowl. I’m using a Kutzall for the rough-out and some Hans Karlsson hand tools (adze and gouge) to finish. We cut down the English walnut I’m using for this bowl about a year ago (it was an urban standing-dead tree)–really beautiful wood! I can’t wait to work with the slabs I’m drying from this tree.
Finally finished my boy’s bunk beds. We used walnut that I had rejected for other projects (pieces with bug holes, big structural cracks that needed to be filled with epoxy, extra sappy pieces, etc.).And we incorporated a live edge into each headboard. The lower bunks are up high so that we can eventually build a bank of drawers to put under there.
A new branding iron. Thanks to Tom Bateman for the design work.