Hanging Hollow Form Turned from Figured Myrtle + Snakewood

By Eric Reeves, Woodturner, Eric Reeves, Woodturner



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The woodturning here is a hollow form turned from Figured Myrtle (Oregon), with Snakewood finials atop and below the hollow form, all suspended by means of a small eyehook from a display stand of painted steel (the turning itself, without the stand, is 7" by 2.75"). Snakewood is perhaps the hardest and heaviest of tropic American hardwoods. It is extremely expensive and is suitable only for detail work. A close look at the amazing figure of the wood will give a clear sense of how it got its name. Myrtle is a wood of subtle color and figure, with tinges of green, grey, and black.

Wood (Woodturning)

5.5 x 5.5 x 10 inches

About the artist

Eric has been turning wood professionally for over 25 years, with a continually-evolving aesthetic and range of technical skills. His work has been featured in some of the finest art and craft galleries in the country. He regularly exhibits in juried shows including CraftBoston. His newest work features many turnings from two extraordinary woods: Buckeye Burl and Australian Burl caps, with their eye-catching natural edges. He has also begun creating mobiles turned from Buckeye spheroids—exceedingly time-consuming to make, but yielding fascinating woodturning in motion. His finishes are a source of special pride, and after sealing woods that require it, his finish is a mixture of beeswax and carnauba wax, mixed in a very gentle solvent. The result is a lustrous but fully transparent finish, soft and pleasing to the touch. ...Read MoreRead Less
Media: Wood
Category: Home/Decor

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