|Project by Eric M. Saperstein||posted 11-27-2013 04:11 AM||839 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
Spalted Copper Beech Bowl #5 is pending signature tomorrow 11/22/2013 and will be kept with my Aunt and Uncle – Ellen & Robert. Robert is my father’s younger brother. this one was seriously compromised with rotting and required a lot of attention and stabilization. I went for optimizing the material, so this is a cup like bowl.
Repeat info – this material is from my grandmother’s copper beech that came down in Hurricane Sandy – the tree was planted on her property when she moved in and she loved it throughout her time in her home. The tree came down in 2012 during Sandy after she passed away.
We saved several sections of the tree – which were rotten, spalted, burled, currly, cross grained, and mineral stained. This tree had a little of everything – but mainly a lot of rotten sections. We stabilized it as we setup to turn. I have a few more in the works that I will post probably later this week.
There is one large section of stump left that should yield some unique pieces. I hope to have this tree all turned by year end. The pieces are being distributed through the family as keepsakes and to keep Millie’s memories and love of this little tree alive.
-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman www.artisansofthevalley.com