|Project by StevenAntonucci||posted 08-21-2009 08:45 PM||2771 views||1 time favorited||14 comments|
Small vessel in mountain mahogany. Probably the hardest wood I’ve ever turned. Black gesso interior, carved, burned and wire brushed accent band.
(at some folks request, I took a close-up of the lower section. If you look at the grain, you’ll notice how tight the rings are. This tree was likely only 10” in diameter and 200+ years old! The guy who I traded with told me it was cut at 9000’ in Northern Nevada, but mountain mahogany is indigenous throughout the Western US. You can google it for pictures and lots of other botanical info…)