Two New Turned Vessels



Japanese Maple Leaf Vessel
Photo by Hal Lum


Japanese Maple Leaf Vessel is 9 inches in diameter and 4 inches deep. It is turned from Curly Koa, Black Palm, and Poplar. The Koa David purchased from a fellow northern California furniture maker who had it in his wood inventory for over 20 years. For the Black Palm accent wood, David cut it into about forty 3/8 inch long pieces and glued it into a dado that he cut into the side of the vessel. David oriented it so that the end grain is what is showing on the surface. The kiln dried poplar is oriented in the same grain direction as the Koa. David used the poplar as a canvas for the gilded surfaces.



Japanese Maple Leaf Long Neck Hollow Vessel
Photo by Hal Lum


Japanese Maple Leaf Long Neck Hollow Vessel is 11 inches tall by 5 inches diameter. It is comprised of Curly Koa and Poplar. The kiln dried poplar is oriented in the same grain pattern as the Curly Koa and is used as a canvas for the gilded surfaces.
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