Handcrafted Canary & Padauk Wood Segmented Wooden Ring Bowl
This is a “Segmented” Bowl took a week to glue up. There 36 pieces of Canary & Padauk Wood glued together and was a fun project to turn on my lathe. The Canary & Padauk wood came from an Amish sawmill in Salem AR.
Segmented turning on a lathe provides two benefits over turning a bowl from a solid blank. First, there’s less waste because the blank will already be hollow. Second, when turning, you’re nearly always cutting with the grain of the wood, rather than across it. The exception being the disk at the bottom. This reduces tearing, wear on the tools, and makes mounds of those shaving ribbons that are so satisfying to watch fountain off the work-piece and pile up on the floor.
This Canary wood pieces can be almost rainbow colored—with dark red streaks, along with the natural orange, yellow, and brown coloration. Canary wood is said to have good acoustic properties and is a hardwood that will turn darker as it ages.
This Padauk came from Brazil and it is a coarse-grained heartwood varies in color from a lustrous purple-red to orange-red. With age and exposure to sunlight, it turns deep maroon. Padauk wood features a pronounced ribbon stripe and is stronger than oak. The wood sands easily to a glass-smooth finish.
A Padauk & Canary wood hand turned, one-of-a-kind bowl suitable for offerings, display, dried herbs etc . . . Finish is satin hand rubbed and food safe.
Remember there is only one of this bowl making it a unique. No two pieces are the same. Each will have different grain patterns and colors.
Dimensions: Diameter 5 1/4″ by 3 1/4″ high
Hand Crafted on My Lathe by: Jeff Smith
Call me for custom orders at 870-670-4255