The Beauty is in the Grain!! My Dad’s Craftsmanship!

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A new guest contributor to my blog is my dad, John who is an amazing craftsman with wood.  He has made many beautiful pieces of furniture in the past that are treasured heirlooms for ourselves and our children.  But recently he has turned his many woodworking talents to the art of wood-turning on a wood lathe. I wanted to share some of his beautiful creations in this and future posts.  I think you will agree that these solid wood bowls are gorgeous and he has a real talent for bringing out the beauty of the grain and colours of the different woods he uses.  Enjoy.

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Mesquite Bowl

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Small Mesquite Bowl

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African Sumac Bowl

As you can see he creates beautiful objects out of solid pieces of wood.  I have a salad bowl he made me out of pieced wood; small pieces of wood glued together in a pattern and then turned on the lathe.  It is a beautiful piece and I will include a picture in a future post.  Don’t forget to appreciate the talents of those people around you, especially if they have talents as great as my dad’s.  Cheers, Michele

 

4 thoughts on “The Beauty is in the Grain!! My Dad’s Craftsmanship!

    Deanna said:
    February 17, 2016 at 08:09

    My father is also a woodworker. I love the look and feel of wood. Especially when made with love, something in there is still living.

      MicheleBrunskill responded:
      February 17, 2016 at 08:52

      I agree. What kinds of things does your dad make? Thanks for checking out my blog. Cheers, Michele

    Linda Wilson said:
    February 17, 2016 at 18:29

    My grandad was the joiner, I have the china cabinet he made. I believe he made most of their furniture, obtaining the wood from the different jobs he did!! More thrift!

      MicheleBrunskill responded:
      February 17, 2016 at 18:51

      Wow, that’s impressive. My dad makes beautiful furniture too, he is very particular and fussy about the details. I have a wooden bangle he made for me too. That is great thrifting on the part of your Grandad.

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