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The second 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!
This is a full width beam turning, leaving the outside edges with two flats gives us the full over 14” diameter from a 4” thick blank. They stink when you turn them, the old oils, solvents, and turpentine scent is quite prominent! 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.
Added 8/5/2014 …
Making off documentary … here’s the blog entry
http://lumberjocks.com/EricMSaperstein/blog/41483 (Read disclaimers here …)
Remix Short Video:
-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman www.artisansofthevalley.com