|Project by Eric M. Saperstein||posted 12-25-2011 09:03 AM||1093 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
Here comes one of our “green” efforts … its just unbelievable how much scrap is produced in a shop! We tend to end up burning a lot of stuff, but there’s some wood you just CAN NOT sacrifice even if it’s used to cook a great steak.
Project by Michael Pietras – he’s joined in under the Artisans of the Valley umbrella hanging around with my father, Bob, and I and occasionally other random talent!
Mike’s tendency to want to turn things kicked in and a small piece of this mysterious 375 year old oak we came to be working with along with a little piece of English King’s Wood Walnut were combined and attached to a titanium stopper to create a very unique object … which well recorks a bottle of wine!
We really want to use our scrap, but time doesn’t often allow as we’re constantly working on the main commissions and restorations!
One of these days I’ll get on the lathes and crank out some interesting round things. Getting the urge to pickup random pieces of burl and see what spins out!
-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman www.artisansofthevalley.com