|Project by scott shangraw||posted 05-04-2008 at 07:25 PM||1841 views||2 times favorited||13 comments|
“Kaleidoscope” Juniper carved vessel-This came from an alligator juniper log. I wanted to create a vase type vessel. I use a chain saw to do most of the carving then go to a series of grinders and sanders. It is quite a lengthy process but well worth it.The last picture gives you a reference to take in the size of the peice.
- The following is straight from my web site:**
Juniper Burls are extremely hard to find and their shapes and sizes vary greatly. We like to use old growth Juniper due to it’s old growth beauty. The age of the trees range any where from 500 to over 1000 years old. This “Forest Restoration” wood are harvested from forest clean up and private land clean up to help prevent forest fires. Each bowl or vase we create is truly a one of a kind center piece. We hand carve and shape each piece using chainsaws and grinders. Then turquoise is added to the natural cracks and then the piece is sanded, with different sanding tools, to a fine grit and hand rubbed oil is applied to reach just the right sheen. Some of the piece we create have intricate wave patterns or folds carved into the piece. This technique takes some finess and control. Each creation is a one of a kind collectors piece
See other carved vessels:
-- Scott NM,http://www.shangrilawoodworks.com