Each piece of wood ” talks ” to Ron to tell him the size and shape of the bowl. Ron tries to choose a design that shows off the unique grain and special features . He particularly enjoys working with unusual wood and burls. Burls are the growths on a tree. They often contain spalted wood, markings of insects and holes and therefore are somewhat unstable. Pieces are finished by sanding with increasingly fine sandpaper up to 2000 , oiled and then polished using the “Beal Buffing system ” . This system applies and polishes with three different types of wax. All bowls are food safe. To clean , they should be wiped off with a damp cloth not immersed in water.
A nice maple bowl that is ready for a good salad. It is 13″ by 5 1/2″ . The wood was from a log I purchase at a wood auction. Several family memebrs have some of the same log that I turned for them.
This oak salad bowl is ready for a family dinner. It is 13″ by 5 3/4″. The local city was removing some trees and I was fortunate to get a couple of pieces.
Ambrosia Maple, is maple that has been drawn on by a little bettle. It does create some very interesting art work, unfortunately when it has finished the tree usually dies. I got this piece north of Kingston. The bowl is 8 1/2″ by 3 and will grace any table. The art work is much better Read More
This black walnut bowl is ready to be used for the family gatherings. It is 12 1/2″ by 6″. The wood came from a road widening project.
This photo shows the backside of the ambrosia maple bowl. The little beetles have been at their creative work again.
This bowl is a large piece of Ambrosia Maple from the Camden East area. Turning the bowl this way gives the bowl the natural edge and also the oval shape. Wood that is cut during the winter has a better chance of keeping the bark on. I may have to use some super glue to Read More
This decorative maple flower dish features three bands of inlaid brass. The inset black metal container has a kenzan ( frog) attached to make flower arranging easy.
This beautiful black walnut bowl was made from a great chunk of wood reclaimed from a construction site. It is 14 1/2 by 6 1/2 and can be viewed at Delvalle’s Art Corner.
A piece of big leag curly maple was turned into this 4 1/2 inch by 2 inch pot porri dish. The openwork metal top is a calla lily. Other styles of lids are available.
This beautiful Ash Burl (16 1/2″ by 6″) was made from a huge burl piece that I got a wood auction in Setpember of 2008. It was cored into 4 variuos size bowls and stored away for 6 months.
This very attractive sugar maple burl salad bowl comes from the forests around the Mazinaw Lake area near Highway 41. The bowl has a small foot to give the appreance of floating off the table. It is sanded to 2000 grit and then two coats of tung oil. After these coats have dried, it is Read More
This piece really shows how the red mallee got its name. The wood has many spikes and looks quite nice. When you turn the wood and get through the outer layer , then you can begin to see the great red colour and beautiful texture of this unique Australian wood. Again this is a piece Read More
This special Red Mallee Burl comes from Australia. I picked this one up from Woodchucker’s in Weston Ontario. This piece has some of the red colouring but not a great deal. You must be careful when working with this wood as the little pointed spikes can do a real job on the fingers, if one Read More