Turned Bowl with Ebony Rim

Turned Bowl with Ebony Rim

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Posted by  David J. Marks August 30, 2014 Unlike most turners who prefer to turn green wood (freshly cut wood that is still wet) I prefer to turn dry wood.  One reason is that I have collected a lot of highly figured and unusual wood during my thirty plus years of woodworking, most of which is dry now even if it was green when I purchased it.  But more importantly, I like to decorate my bowls, vessels, and wall sculptures with patina finishes and laminated rims, both of...

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Working Out the Bugs

Posted in Double Bevel Marquetry, Woodworking |

The good folks at Popular Woodworking magazine invited me to do some demonstrations at the Woodworking in America show in Pasadena last October. One of my demos was on double bevel marquetry so I decided to make a small sample of something to show the people in my class. I decided to try and make a “bug”. Yellow heart made a great background color and I love the graphic qualities of the end grain of black palm wood from Indonesia so I used it for the main body....

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