|Project by Eric M. Saperstein||posted 12-29-2012 07:26 AM||1126 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
So we have been full force into scavenging wood – much more pending on that project later!
This little ornament is turned from splated maple and walnut. We knocked down a standing dead maple on Mike’s property and are getting ready to take it to the mill soon along with dozens of other tree’s we’ve been scouting. Mike decided to do a test turning and made this ornament contrasting the maple with some walnut.
A small unique little project – simple, elegant, and personal as a gift he made for a friend.
This summer there should be a bunch of spalted maple projects coming. We have Mike’s tree which is a good 30” diameter about 30ft long trunk, and two other large sections we’re taking off a friend’s tree service. We have walnut, cherry, more osage, mulberry, and a mix of other random tree’s coming in from storm falls.
THIS is just a preview!
-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman www.artisansofthevalley.com