Natural Turnings

natural-turnings-1Custom ‘made to order’ products as well as a selection of the following; coasters, tree ornaments, honey dippers, napkin rings,  bracelets, candle holders, wine bottle stoppers, baby rattles, shaving brushes, foot massagers, small bowls, lidded boxes,  rolling pins, large bowls in a variety of sizes and styles.
Walt Sepic
info@naturalturnings.ca
www.naturalturnings.ca

 

About Natural Turnings

“Natural Turnings” is a joy I’ve had for 35 years. I love to turn!  I start by selecting my woods carefully. While still in the ‘tree’ state, usually lying on the ground or standing dead, I will notice some aspect of the tree that will make a great turning. I only work with ‘dead’ wood since nature does amazing things to wood after some time, particularly spalting, and dead trees are easier to find and acquire. Spalting is the dark lines in wood caused by fungus and moisture. There is so much dead wood around, there’s no need to bring down a live tree for turning. I try to include some natural ‘imperfections’ in turnings like bark, worm holes, spalting, hollows, live or waned edges, etc. When this is combined with a fine finish, the contrast can be stunning. The imperfections anchor the finished piece to its source and remind the observer from whence it came, connecting them to nature. I use one piece blocks of wood from a variety of trees; species include sumac, elm, maple, pine, oak, ash (white and brown), cherry and willow. I love turning new woods. Some of the trees have been left on the ground a few years to “spalt”. Many pieces have bark or a natural edge.

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I use one piece blocks of wood from a variety of trees; species include sumac, elm, maple, pine, oak, ash (white and brown), cherry and willow. I love turning new woods. Some of the trees have been left on the ground a few years to “spalt”. Many pieces have bark or a natural edge.

Prices: coasters – $3.00; tops, tree ornaments, honey dippers – $10.00 to $15.00; napkin rings – $15.00; bracelets – $25.00, candle holders – $15.00 to $30.00; wine bottle stoppers – $20.00 to $25.00; baby rattles, shaving brushes, foot massagers – $30.00; small bowls, lidded boxes – $30.00 to $50.00;  rolling pins – $60.00; large bowls – $70.00 to $150.00