martedì 12 marzo 2013

Planewood part two - elm and pirography

This particular Plane Wood gathered is Platanus wrightii...
called also  Arizona Sycamore, also in Spanish Alamo.
Platanus Wrightii is a sycamore tree native to Arizona and New Mexico with its range extending south into Sonora, and a small area of Chihuahua Mexico..

this is the bark:

File:Platanus wrightii bark.jpg

wood i took had the same bark, just the colours changing, due to musk growing on the surface..
colours inside the tree, i mean the part that was"alive", was light brown tendent to red...
the piece i worked was completly dead, i could almost dig it with my very hands...
I really much love the twists that the fibers of this wood had...
it seem to me like the the plots of spider's web...
if you got opportunity you should to turn this wood...


Spalted Plane Wood,
30 cm X 30 cm....
Around the edge was really spongy,
i do it thin, too thin...using air to clean the piece from dust,
some spongy pieces fligh away around the neck...
Thiswood was amazing,
i'll wait it dry some more,
then i sand it with some paper to clean all the tear wood had,
but spongy wood, may be need to be quite dry to let the sharp gouge do its job
without tear wood..
i just pass on some mineral oil to let colours show..
and i'm really impressive about it...
i been lucky to find it...





                                       this piece need much work more...i'm aware about it.....



black Walnut
it's a fruit bowl,
Wood is really dark with purplish reflection,
it's turned green, thin 1 centimeter more or less,
used carnauba wax for the inside,
hope to keep a little bit from cracking...
35 cm diameter 15 cm tall...



elm bowl
i'm curious about this wood growing...
and how it was cut,
it had just one side of brown hearthwood...




with some Ash
i try to pyrography...
birch forest...

you can look it upworld



or downworld...between their roots




Cheers
Paolo