Turning a Wooden Bowl "Functional Wooden Artwork Through Inspirational Design" Made in America
|Custom, handcrafted, one of a kind
"functional wooden artwork" that you will be proud to use and display
which will last you a life time. It's just me, myself and I, doing the
work, so nothing gets mass produced and I never have time to get
everything done that I want to do. With that being said, I do manage to
get something new completed every once in a while. Below are some of
the items I've made, sold & currently have for sale.
WOODEN GIFT IDEAS AVAILABLE FROM:
HANDCRAFTED WOODEN SALT CELLAR
I've had several requests for wooden salt cellars and have finally gotten around to making one. Have to say, I'm pleased with how it turned out. This was hand turned on my lathe using a Black Walnut blank I'd recently picked up and of course, the inlay is Sleeping Beauty Turquoise. Approximate size is; 3-1/2" dia. x 2-3/4" deep. Hand finished with several coats of a hi-gloss polyurathane. Lid is held in place by a small metal rod on one side and a magnet on the other. Lid can be removed. A matching wooden spoon comes with the cellar.
HANDCRAFTED WOODEN SALT CELLAR
Just finished up & really like how this came out. Hand lathed out of a piece of Texas Mesquite Wood & inlaid with Sleeping Beauty Turquoise. This would make a very special & unique gift for that very special occasion or person. Approximately 4" high x 5" wide. I've finished it with several coats of a hi-gloss polyurethane to enhance the wood & turquoise & to preserve & protect the wood.Totally non-toxic & food-safe. The spoon is approximately 6" long. Item #5718.
SMALL WOODEN BOWLS
We just received our box with our goodies in it. We could not be more pleased with your product, everything is absolutely beautiful. I am looking forward to giving our retiree all of her gifts, I know she is going to love them.
And a special thank you for taking such good care of us with the special rush-order bowl & lid with an inscription. Not only is the product beautiful, you have great penmanship too!
New & Different. This is actually a special order that I've
working on and it's not quite finished yet, but I'm posting it now so
that the customer can see if it's what she had in mind. The bowl
lid were hand turned out of Texas Honey Mesquite Wood & the
is Arizona, Sleeping Beauty Turquoise. The approximate size is; 7"
across and about 3-1/2 high. The lid was turned with a thin, but
sturdy, rim around the inside so it fits snugly onto the bowl. It is
being finished with lots of sanding & several coats of a high
polyurethane. The bowl itself had quite a bit of spalting,
resulted in my having to do more inlay work than usual, but that is
what adds to the beauty of this special piece. My price for this is;
$175.00 and although this one will probably be sold, I definitely plan
on making more, so, if you like this one, check with me on anything new
I might be working on.
HELLO RHONDA, WHAT YOU THINK!! Know your re-tiring co-worker will be very pleased with your gift.....(got your inscription onto the inside of lid, a bit tight, but readable)
American Black Walnut Bowl with Sleeping Beauty Turquoise inlay. Hand sanded to a nice smooth surface & finished with several coats of polyurethane for a high gloss, hard finish. Approximate size is; 6" x 2". Item #5262.
Texas Honey Mesquite Wood inlaid with Sleeping Beauty Turquoise
Handturned Wooden Bowl made out of American Black Walnut Wood & inlaid with Sleeping Beauty Turquoise. A very unique and beautiful gift for that special person.The final touch was hand sanding & applying several coats of polyurethane for a nice high gloss finish. Approximate size is; 7" x 3" deep. Item #5664. Signed & dated by artist/craftsman.
Approximate size; 7"x6"x1-1/2". Item #5175.
Small, & very cute hand turned wooden bowl, using American Black Walnut and inlaid with Sleeping Beauty Turquoise. I've added a thin, but sturdy, outward turning lip at the top of the bowl which adds a nice touch. Than finished with two coats of polyurethane for a high gloss & hard protective finish. Approximate size is; 4-1/2" x 3" deep. Item #5166.
grained Texas Honey Mesquite Wooden Bowl....Lots of swirls. Hand
finished with a hi-gloss, non-toxic finish & buffed to a nice
shine. Approximate size; 5-1/2"Wx3"H. Item #5428.
Walnut Handcrafted Wooden Bowl inlaid with Sleeping Beauty Turquoise.
Beautiful, rich dark brown, nicely grained, piece of American Black
Walnut. Large size will allow this bowl to serve many
Approximate size; 11" x 2-1/2". Finished with several coats of a
hi-gloss polyurethane finish. Item #5388. Signed &
Small wooden bowl for serving? salt, sugar, spices?
Approx. 2-3/4"Wx3"H. Mesquite & Turuoise inlay. Item #5425
Handcrafted Wooden Bowl with turquoise inlay$200.00
Beautifully grained and multi-colored Arizona Mesquite Wood Bowl inlaid with Sleeping Beauty Turquoise. The approximate size is; 9" wide x 3-1/2" deep. Bowl has been given two coats of a polyurethane based finish.Item #4119.
|Just a little "before" & "after" visualization of the process that goes into turning a wooden bowl.This piece of Mesquite Wood is what I start out with to create a finished product similar to the bowl below.......|
New, Handcrafted Wooden Salad Bowl
Approximate size: 9-3/4" x 3" deep. I turned this bowl out of a nice piece of Texas Honey Mesquite Wood and filled in spalted areas with an inlay of Sleeping Beauty Turquoise. The bowl has a tremendous array of swirls in it's grain patterns. Combined with the contrasting turquoise inlay, the uniqueness and beauty of this bowl will make it a center piece for many years to come. I finished the bowl with several coats of a hi-gloss polyurethane. Signed & dated by artist/craftsman. Item #5882.
|Just finished up, a small hand turned wooden bowl. A nice piece of Texas Mesquite Wood that shows off the rich brown color & intense
grain patterns Texas Mesquite is known for & of course, the inlay
work is Sleeping Beauty Turquoise. The approximate size is; 7-1/2" x 4"
and it is finished with several coats of a hi-gloss polyurethane.|
Hand Turned Wooden Bowl with Lid
This little guy would make an excellent accent piece to almost any home decor. Hand turned & itself accented with Sleeping Beauty Turquoise, it would make a very special gift. Beautiful swirls to the wood grain & lots of turquoise. Approximate size is; 5-1/2"dia. x 5" to top of knob. Item #5407.
MESQUITE BOWL ITEM 5398 as displayed on the right & discribed below.....
|TEXAS HONEY MESQUITE WOOD & SLEEPING BEAUTY TURQUOISE INLAY HAND TURNED WOODEN BOWL This bowl has it all. The inside is full of swirls & is very tightly grained. While the outside features a multitude of textures. As I was turning the outside, I found that I really liked the dark brown contrast of the bark that was on my blank, so I decided to not turn it all out. Leaving two areas which received lots of turquoise inlay work. Finished with lots of sanding & several coats of a hi-gloss polyurethane sealant. This is not your average wooden bowl!! Approximate size is; 10-1/2" x 3". Item #5398. Signed & dated by artist/craftsman.|
|HANDCRAFTED WOODEN CROSSES INLAID WITH TURQUOISE|
WOODEN CROSS MESQUITE WOOD
& SLEEPING BEAUTY TURQUOISE INLAY
Handcrafted out of Sonora Mesquite Wood and inlaid with Sleeping Beauty Turquoise. This beautiful wooden cross would make a perfect gift for just about anyone. Rustic, yet universal in design. The Mesquite Wood & turquoise inlaid, removable base is included. Approximate size is; 8" x 12" x 1" thick. Finished with two coats of a clear Polyurethane. Can be hung on the wall or stood up for shelf display. Item #4668.
NOTE: BASE IS REMOVABLE!!
WOODEN CROSS MESQUITE WOOD & SLEEPING BEAUTY TURQUOISE INLAY
Beautifully grained Sonora Mesquite Wood with lots of Sleeping Beauty Turquoise inlaid into spalted & hand carved voids in the wood. All finished with several coats of a hi-gloss polyurethane finish. Approximate size is; 10-1/2"H X 7-1/4"W (without base).
Can also be hung on the wall. Item #4725.
CROSS MESQUITE WOOD
& SLEEPING BEAUTY TURQUOISE INLAY
Handcrafted out of Sonora Mesquite Wood and inlaid with Sleeping Beauty Turquoise. This beautiful wooden cross would make a perfect gift for just about anyone. Rustic, yet universal in design. The Mesquite Wood & turquoise inlaid base is included. Approximate size is; 8" x 12" x 1" thick. Finished with two coats of a clear Polyurethane. Can be hung on the wall or stood up for shelf display. NOTE; BASE IS REMOVABLE; Item #4693.
The wood in this Handcrafted Wooden Cross really shows off the deep red & rich colors that Argentine Mesquite Wood is known for. Designed as a stand-alone display piece, it could be wall mounted. Approximate size is; 12-1/2" x 8" x 1" thick. Inlaid with lots of Sleeping Beauty Turquoise & painted with 3 coats of a hi-gloss polyurethane finish. A very distinctive & different wooden gift idea. Item #5694.
|HANDCRAFTED WOOD END TABLES ~ MESQUITE WOOD ~ TURQUOISE INLAY|
one of a kind, end table. Lovely, small and very functional. The slates
give it a bit of an Early American, or Craftsman
look, but it will go with just about any decor. Handcrafted out of
Argentine & Sonora Mesquite Wood & inlaid with Sleeping
Beauty Turquoise. Approximate size is; 22" High x 18" Long x 14" Deep.
$375.00 plus $50.00 Shipping & Handling
beautiful little end table, hand crafted out of Sonora Mesquite Wood
& inlaid with Sleeping Beauty Turquoise into spalted &
hand carved areas of the wood. Approximate size is; 21" high x 19" x
13". Finished with two coats of a polyurethane hi-gloss finish.
is a very nice size.
I built it with the
idea of making it small enough to not cost too much, but large enough
to be seen and useful.
of turquoise. Item #
$350.00 plus $50.00 Shipping & Handling
|END TABLE HANDCRAFTED FROM TEXAS
MESQUITE WOOD & INLAID WITH SLEEPING BEAUTY TURQUOISE
Love the way this one came out. I had one piece of Texas Mesquite Wood that was all natural on two sides. It took quite a bit more work & turquoise to fill in many of the spalted areas, but the end results is a lovely little, nicely rustic end table. One that will stand out in any setting. Approximate size is: 24" W x 12"D x 21"H. Finished with several coats of a hi-gloss polyurethane finish. Item #5799.
$395.00 Plus $50.00 S&H SOLD
The top of table #5799, showing off the beautiful swirling grain patterns of this piece of wood
& different. Added a bit of wrought iron to my table design.
Approximate dimensions are; top diameter, 26" and the table heigth is
30". The base piece of Mesquite is 9" in diameter. All the wrought iron
is 1" wide by 1/4" thick. All the Mesquite Wood is from Texas
& the turquoise is from the Sleeping Beauty Mine, near Globe,
AZ. Item #5801.
$450.00 Plus $75.00 S&H
New Item!! Handcrafted Wooden Boot Jack
This is Texas Honey Mesquite Wood & Sleeping Beauty Turquoise. Approximate size is: 7" at the top x 14" long & 3/4" thick. The fulcrum base sets the jack about 3" off the ground and the inside of the jack is lined with suede leather to prevent scuffing of your boot. Finished with two coats of a hi-gloss polyurethane for shine & long lasting protection of the wood. A definite one of a kind, highly functional & useful piece of wooden artwork...Cost plus S&H
Wood Platter. This has become a very popular item, I think primarily
because of it's versatility. Originally designed as a special order for
a customer who wanted to hang it on the wall, other customers have used
it as a serving plate, as a tabletop display, or propped up on a plate
stand. Either way, it makes for a very unique, one of a kind
wooden gift item. Approximate size is; 10-1/2" diameter by 1"
thick. Hand turned on a lathe & inlaid with Sleeping
Turquoise. Finished on both sides with several coats of hi-gloss
polyurethane. Signed & dated by artist....