Lidded vessel turned from Mexican Rosewood (Bocote) with African Blackwood finial

By Eric Reeves, Woodturner, Eric Reeves, Woodturner



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This vessel has been turned from two perfect examples of "Mexican Rosewood (Bocote) and African Blackwood, a member of the Rosewood family (Dalbergia). Bocote is a tropical American hardwood with a medium coarse, but very dramatic grain pattern. It can also be spectacularly colorful. The wood is dense and heavy, as are many tropical American woods. It takes a very fine finish. African Blackwood [Dalbergia melanoxylon] is the premier detail wood for woodturners. It is found in the dry savanna regions of central and southern Africa.

Wood (woodturning)

3 x 3 x 7.5 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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