|Project by Eric M. Saperstein||posted 11-28-2013 07:04 AM||1024 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
Spalted Copper Beech Bowl #6 is completing tomorrow. Not sure exactly where this one will go just yet. Its showing the diversity in this tree once again. I guess this is where that copper in the name comes from? It does have a cherry or copper look to it.
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