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.
There are a lot of live edge slab tables on the market these days. So when one of my clients asked about one, I suggested that we run the natural edge down the center of her table. Try something different!The result was a table style we’re calling “the San Andreas”. The meandering joint line resembles a fault line on a topographic map, and the areas where the slabs move away from each other look like a bodies of water on a map. Each San Andreas table is a custom order because the slabs are different every time. We currently have walnut slabs to accommodate table lengths anywhere from 4′ dining table to a 17′ long conference table. Of course, longer slabs can be purchased. For info and pricing, please contact us.
For those that are interested in the process of making this table, here is a short slide show.
…and here are a few photos of the finished product.
Bow tie inlays have become trendy and overplayed these days, but they do still have their place…and I think this chair back is one of those places.A couple of Hairpin rocking chairs waiting for the next coat of oil. Made from curly maple and claro walnut.