Woodturning & Joinery

Woodturning & Joinery

Regular price $95.00 Sale

Beautiful maple, walnut, madrone, myrtlewood, holly, dogwood, hornbeam, plum, pear, apple, cherry, lilac handcrafted peices that often are diverted from scrap bin and landfill. This local artist utilizes waste from other local artisans, cabinet shops, and lumberyards. He works with arborists to rescue valuable timber from the chipper and the stump grinder. Ice-damaged black walnut planted in the Willamette Valley before Oregon Statehood, orchard trees fallen to developers, and ornamentals that have outgrown their spaces in the urban landscape are all represented in his work. A favorite bowl for this artist and his arborist son, Charlie, came from a hazardous maple tree that harbored a Wood Duck nest cavity. Charlie insisted on waiting for the ducklings to hatch and leave before, sadly, having to take the tree down. With only occasional exceptions, Willing’s work is finished on the lathe with walnut oil and beeswax, then buffed to bring out the natural luster of the wood.