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Archive for January, 2010

Strange Woods and Beautiful Turnings, Part III

Friday, January 29th, 2010

Stripes, colors, and all kinds of shapes characterize this set of wood turnings from Jim King.

There’s even a piece made from spalted bloodwood, which I find highly unusual.

I want to know more about the wine dispenser.  Is the wine chamber wood only, or is there a container of some kind inside?

Strange Woods and Beautiful Turnings, Part II

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

NEW PINK FLAME IIACheck out this second set of fun turnings from Jim King down in the Peruvian Amazon.  He’ll be commenting on these incredible woods he used down below ….

In the mean time, click on the pictures to see a larger version.  I’m interested in that multi-part vessel at the end: read more

Strange Woods and Beautiful Turnings, Part I

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

Champagne coller base  24You’re going to get a kick out of these turnings.

Some are inside out or exceptionally intricate.  Others look like regular ol’ bowls.  But all of them use a special and unusual wood that echos the beauty of the forest from which they came.

Of course, let me not fail to mention these were turned using recycled car parts and broken machetes – the finest tools found in the Peruvian Amazon. read more