This project is almost done….the first coat of oil has been applied, now on to final sanding and a few more coats of oil. I chose to use Danish oil on this,...my wife picked up a box at a yard sale for $5 that had 3 unopened cans of Danish o...
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Location: Central Oregon
For people living in the High Desert of Central Oregon, the Juniper Tree is generally consider a weed,....intrusive, dirty, often considered ugly,...its impact on our range lands, water sheds, and wildlife has been studied in our Universities and Land Management offices, and is a constant nuisance to perceptive ranchers who depend on the desert grasses that compete for the water and soil the junipers overtake to raise their herds on. Its practical use is for firewood and fence posts, and for the creative type it is an artistic wood used for unconventional furniture, cabinetry, and sculpture. There is some amazing beauty to be found among these trees when you know how and where to look. I spent several years clear cutting hundreds of acres of juniper improving range lands without a second thought to what the twisted limbs left behind could be used for. For me, the discovery of what I found under the ugly bark of these trees was an inspiration that has shaped not only the projects I create, but more importantly defines a unique contrast in perspective that I relate to for purpose and philosophy of life. I built my first project in July of 2010 and hope to keep raising the bar on quality, creativity, and purpose with each piece. Thank you for taking the time to check out my work, I hope you enjoy these projects as much as I like building them.
-- Juniper Canyon Design
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|commented on||Free form carved bowl....photo shoot.||12-30-2014 07:23 PM|
|added project||Free form carved bowl....photo shoot.||12-30-2014 04:56 AM|
|commented on||Mesquite burl bowl||11-23-2014 04:45 AM|
|commented on||Cottonwood 10 Holer Wine Rack||11-23-2014 04:38 AM|
|commented on||Spalted Beech Cracked Bandsaw box||11-23-2014 04:21 AM|
|added project||Wall mount Colt .45 display||11-23-2014 04:08 AM|
|commented on||Curly Redwood Slab Burled Pine Tables||07-07-2014 12:59 AM|
|commented on||Autumn on the Shore||07-04-2014 04:57 PM|
|commented on||Natural Edge Cherry Hollow Form||06-20-2014 05:06 PM|
|commented on||Cove Cut Cheese Board||06-20-2014 05:02 PM|
|commented on||Spalted Maple Crotch Bowl #72||06-18-2014 09:16 PM|
|commented on||What's in a name?||06-18-2014 09:05 PM|
|commented on||TEE-DUBYAH, Rocky Mountain Juniper stylized work boot!||06-16-2014 11:10 PM|
|added project||What's in a name?||06-16-2014 10:55 PM|
|commented on||"batya'" Bowl||05-21-2013 02:08 PM|
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Every year my hometown puts on a “Relay for Life” American Cancer Society awareness event. Fund raising and public awareness is accomplished through ~Teams~ of volunteers who pledge a 24hour walk/run event, bake sales, raffle drawings,...
To see finished pics of this build see my projects page: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/78209
Progress on the stump is going well. For the past week, every evening rather than working out in the cold shop, I have had a comfortable seat on the couch inlaying turquoise and copper. At first I only planned on doing a few inlays, but as the col...