|Project by scott shangraw||posted 05-05-2008 02:41 AM||2765 views||2 times favorited||18 comments|
“Tidal Wave” juniper carved vessel-Here is another carved vessel .This was a huge alligator juniper burl . Which is a very rare and unusual find. The champagne glass gives a perspective of the size of this piece. The burling is throughout the entire piece, making it quite incredible. Turquoise was inlayed into the natural cracks. This piece started out to be round, but a large rock encampassed one area and left a void when removed. That gave the piece the look of a large wave and giving rise to the name “Tidal Wave”. A chainsaw was initially used to remove most of the wood and then grinders used to shape the piece. This piece is also “Forest Reclaimed” wood from our forests in Ruidoso NM. “Forest Reclaimed” wood comes from forest cleanup either in the national forest or private land. Forest cleanup is very important in our area, due to the high fire danger that exists here. Most of the wood is used for firewood, animal bedding or is mulched up and left on the forest floor. Some gets lumbered and others are used by individuals like ourselves that turn the wood into beautiful works of art.
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-- Scott NM,http://www.shangrilawoodworks.com