May 20, 2017

Preparing a Canvas

Filed under: Wood Lathe — peteblair @ 7:02 am

Often when I turn I primarily am preparing wood for further embellishments, such as pyrography, dying, painting, texturing or carving. Over the last while I have been acting as sort of a mentor for a local artist who is experimenting with all sorts of different things including wood carving and painting.

Jordy Johnson is a very interesting individual for lots of reasons which for lack of time and space I won’t go into here. Jordy is very active on Facebook and if you have an account and the will you can check him out there (https://www.facebook.com/1sickdude).

His latest adventure is into carving wood spirits and Japanese wind. Both are cool. He was in my shop a while ago and suggested that he might like to try to carve a turned item. Up to this time he primarily does 2 or three dimensional work but had never tried to carve a turning. I should add that when he carves he has usually been working with red cedar. I’m afraid he found there to be quite a difference between cedar and the Silver Maple I have been preparing for him.


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