|Project by StevenAntonucci||posted 2135 days ago||964 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
Here are three items that I have made over my woodworking lifetime. First, there is a tavern table on the bottom. I made it in 1996 when I priced the cost of cheap import knockoffs stained to look like “good wood”. Overall, I was going for a rustic country look. It’s been refinished once, and is due to have the top stripped again to get out marker stains from the kids.
On the tabletop, there are two bowls that I’ve recently turned from 150 year old ash tree. There is an implied utility in the bowls that upon further inspection, can not be. Most people expect that a bowl is a functional item, but carpenter ants have rendered the bowl on the right “useless”- it’s full of bug trails! These bowls are also turned with round bottoms, and they rock and spin (without losing their contents) gently before settling into a “normal bowl-like stance.”
We do this because we want to- not because we “have to”.