Elderberry Marsh

This is Elderberry Marsh

  • Carding
  • ColorInTheMarsh
  • PuttingInAGarden
  • Hollowing
  • StartingABowl
  • FallBench
  • spalted maple
  • LilyPad
  • Carding
  • ColorInTheMarsh
  • PuttingInAGarden
  • Hollowing
  • StartingABowl
  • FallBench
  • spalted maple
  • LilyPad

Here's a wonderful Spalted Maple Vessel on a walnut pedestal.

Take a look at how it was made

From a maple tree growing outside my office, that over the years, I watched it grow from a tiny sapling to a full grown tree that was threatening some drainage systems.  The tree had to go, but I wanted it to live on in my work.

 

 

Trusty chainsaw in hand, I picked out a prospect section of the tree that showed promise of the dazzling spalting that maple shows so well.

This is the chunk that will soon be an heirloom piece.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After getting it round and to the basic shape, it's time for hollowing.  A task that can sometimes be strenuous and at times dangerous.

 

 

 

 

All Hollowed out and rough turned ready for sanding

 

 

 

 

 

After Sanding, I cut the piece off of the lathe and make a walnut disc for the bottom of the piece.  This is a very precise cut that requires a lot of attention to detail

 

 

 

 

Next...I turn a walnut stem and mount that to the flare piece

 

 

 

 

 

Then I turn a walnut base and mount the whole assembly on the lathe to ensure that it balanced and true

Finally...the lid.  This was done by taking a small piece of the maple....making it into a little bowl, then insetting a walnut ring.  The raindrop on the top is made from bullet proof glass.

and that's it!!  Easy as pie.

 

Elderberry Marsh

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Welcome Home   Welcome To Elderberry Marsh We’re glad you found us. Elderberry Marsh was born out of our passion for beautiful, luxurious fiber and the graceful, elegant grain in fine wood. We are spinners of yarn, turners of wood, makers of rugs and growers of elderberries in the quiet countryside of rural Geauga County, Ohio Read the Full Story