Thursday, 10 February 2011

Introduction

Working as an arborist I get access to all kinds of different species of wood, in shapes and forms that may not be available to your average wood worker/carver, for example here is an Alder burr jewellery dish that i made for my girlfriend for her birthday
This was quite difficult to carve as I have yet to buy an adze, so it was all hollowed out with a tiny gauge! 
Also because of the fact that it is burr wood the grain is going in every direction, making it very difficult to work, I was pleased with the end result though as the colors are amazing, finishing it with walnut oil to avoid darkening the wood to much.