Turning Texas (handcrafted wood bowls, urns, etc.)

 

6″ x 8″ Mesquite Bowl Harvested from the Faircloth ranch, Eula, Tx
Thanks sis!

6″ x 8″ Mesquite Bowl

6″ x 8″ Mesquite Bowl

5 x 7 spalted Oak Urn with Turquoise inclusions and a Morgan Silver dollar (obverse showing) concho finial.

5 x 7 x 9″ Oval Live edge Mesquite bowl

5 x 7 spalted Oak Urn with Turquoise inclusions

7″ Ash Urn with a walnut to and Silver/Gold cross concho finial

7″ Ash Urn with a walnut to and Silver/Gold cross concho finial

3x7 Crepe Myrtle urn or jar

3×7 Crepe Myrtle urn or jar

3x5 White Oak bowl with walnut sawdust inlay

3×5 White Oak bowl with walnut sawdust inlay

2x7 Banksia Vase. Banksia pods come from the tree of the same name found in western Australia

2×7 Banksia Vase. Banksia pods come from the tree of the same name found in western Australia

7x10 Spalted Spruce and walnut rimmed bowl.

7×10 Spalted Spruce and walnut rimmed bowl.

This is my first turned piece. 4x8 Live edge oak vase

This is my first turned piece. 4×8 Live edge oak vase

5x12 very heavy Live edge pecan bowl,

5×12 very heavy Live edge pecan bowl,

2x10 Live edge cedar bowl

2×10 Live edge cedar bowl

6x2 Oak Bowl with Turquoise inlay

6×2 Oak Bowl with Turquoise inlay

 

Cedar6x8_3 (1) .                6×8 Cedar Bowl with Copper (Penny) powder inlay

 

LiveWhiteOak5x6_2 (1)                                                               4×7 Live Edge White Oak UrnOakUrn4x7 (1)                                                               4×7 Walnut Urn

 

Turning wood bowls, vases, urns, etc. has long been interesting to me. My association with Artisan’s Haven, Ft Worth, Tx ( www.anartisanshaven.com ) led to an apprenticeship with Frank Kupec, a retired Marine and fine art wood turner for more than four decades.  I owe full acknowledgement and gratitude to his mentorship, patience and friendship … All I have to do to be a successful turner is to listen to Frank as he insist … “just finish the cut Russ.”

I love you Frank for all you have done and will do for me as an artist and man.