Coloured Quilted Poplar with a Holly threaded lid. This piece came from a log I saw it in a woodyard that I use was 1m in diameter and 3m long, I noticed the undulations on the surface where the bark had been pulled off. (see the image below) Poplar isn't a timber I would normally use due to it's blandness but I thought I would try a piece, when I started to turn it I…
Turkey Oak (quercus cerris) is a relatively fast growing tree and is planted as an ornamental, ideal for windbreaks. This piece came from a very large tree, the crotch of which was about 3 metres in diameter, it has been fumed with Ferrous Sulphate which reacts with the tannins in the Oak darkening it. However because it's a chemical reaction only the surface changes colour and by carving through the natural colour of the wood…