|Project by Eric M. Saperstein||posted 02-08-2014 08:54 PM||825 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
The first bowl in the Roebling series … these are reclaimed Douglas Fir beams collected on various scrapping and salvage expeditions around Trenton, NJ. These beams are over 100 years old, heartwood four inches thick and at least fourteen inches wide. They stink when you turn them, the old oils, solvents, and turpentine scent is quite prominent!
Mike and I worked on this one, he decided to spiral cut the back after I cut down the top section and cut the bowl shape. Unique, different right?
Then we decided to give it a little extra color by burning the edges and bottom to create some highlighting and texture the grain. That caused some fires to spark up, as the oils, and whatever (who knows what?!) is soaked into these beams during their life under the wireworks factories.
-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman www.artisansofthevalley.com