lunedì 14 novembre 2016

Sequoiadendron giganteum - sequoia

The wood i got comes from one of this two...

I was lookin for this wood since long time,
almost bought it from overseas, if the delivery had not been so high..
I got this sequoia from a man who live in Desenzano del Garda.
He took down this tree and keep the pieces for woodworking..
I was lucky, right place right time..
I did not know that the giant sequoia grow even here, in Italy
So I searched in the national database of monumental trees
and I found that in a country not too far from my hometown, there's a garden with twenty giants seequoia, in Pavullo nel Frignano, near Modena.

so i went there with family...

  we got there just a few days after this cut...

it was very ispiration place...


the cone


the wood is incredibly tender
the first piece is sanded till 1200,
and it's finish with mineral oil
the second its brushed
and it has any finish
i have one more piece to work with,
i think i'll work soon...


sabato 29 ottobre 2016

Pistacia lentiscus - lentisco - Mastic tree wood

Chiamato anche Lentisco,
Mastic tree wood
Mastic plant resin

74 cm max large
really incredible wood with a lot of color
Hard wood. The one i turned was dry, something like 20 years.
it is been given to me, from a man who took it in Italy from Spain.
pictures are really bad, like my mobile
pistacia lenticus:




venerdì 23 settembre 2016

Russian Olive Wood - Elaeagnus angustifolia

Russian olive Wood :



First piece
in the begin was around 80 kg.
Just After turned  was 1.300 gr.
45 cm  x  27 cm
Brushed and oiled



Another it is ready:



venerdì 11 marzo 2016

head of the tree

this piece of Wood It comes from the head of a box elder tree.

35 cm diameter x 32 cm H




mercoledì 17 febbraio 2016

domenica 14 febbraio 2016

Spalted beech root

It's been hard to turn this beech root.
there were wedged several stones like chalk, and I had to sharpen tthe 3/4 bowl gouge so many times, even aggressively too.
the form at the end is questionable, very heavy
especially the support foot, which is too large.
in this case my turning skills have been placed by the wood and how I could keep it spinning on the lathe.
The spalted is gorgeous



martedì 9 febbraio 2016

From Aan Apricot-tree a spalted bowl

It was a very old tree, with a root on a pit,
too dangerous to stay in the garden of an old villa, which is now a library-museum.
Inside this apricot-tree an anthill party.
Oil finish



martedì 8 dicembre 2015

sabato 14 novembre 2015

Mostra DIMA-Design

Ringrazio il fotografo Dario Fumagalli per gli scatti realizzati durante l'inaugurazione della mostra "Inaspettate Forme" che si è tenuta presso presso la galleria DIMA-Design a Vimercate (MB), in cui ho partecipato insieme a Cinzia Ronchi, grandissima ceramista con le mie creazioni in legno tornito.

sito web:















Grazie Dario!!