Saskatchewan Woodworkers’ Guild’s 2014 Show
Green Man Materials: Basswood. Inspiration: Inspired by an article on Norwich Cathedral’s Green Man carved in stone by John Watlington and Brice the Dutchman in 1415.
Absolutely Nothing Materials: Pine ring mounted vertically. Inspiration: Made for “A Show About Nothing”.
Saddle Seat Bar Stool Materials: Maple and walnut with oil-based Varathane finish.
Piquant Indigo Materials: Figured West Coast Maple, dye, wipe-on poly.
Calling Occupants Materials: Birch finished with Danish oil, wax and acrylic paint.
Diamond-back Rattlesnake Materials: Diamond willow with light wash of acrylic paint and oil.
Fresh Fruit Platter Materials: West Coast Big Leaf Maple with inlay made from bloodwood.
Oriental Square Box Materials: Figured Maple.
Nuthatch Materials: Australian Red Cedar, Satin Lacquer.
Touching Down Materials: Basswood (body and base), acrylic rod (horn), acrylic paint, granite inlay in base. Inspiration: Inspired by the desire to capture beauty and grace in movement. This piece is 4' high.
That Moment Materials: Apple wood, Springs, Finished with mineral oil and wax. Inspiration: I wanted to capture the moment when the bowl came apart on the lathe. The springs were used to give it a dynamic feel.
Just An Udder Bowl Series Materials: Manitoba maple, turned, carved, acrylic paint. Inspiration: Working with dairy cattle, as a veterinarian, for many years.
Juvenile Porcupine Materials: Porcupine carved from butternut, mounted on a Caragana branch.
Pepper Mill Materials: Black Palm, CA glue, buffing finish.
Rob is a studio furniture maker and the editor at Canadian Woodworking & Home Improvement.