Maple Chalice w/Walnut accent

Approx 3 1/2 in dia/ 7 inch height. Use of texturing tools and beading incorporated. Shellac spray on finish. Dave John

Texturing Fun

These three tops are the beginning of this year’s couple hundred spinning tops I make each year, each one with its own unique texturing pattern and colors. I make them for donated children’s holiday gifts that my local police department hands out each year.

Honey dipper and bowl

My contribution to the two monthly challenges. Honey dipper, my first, from a scrap piece of popular, finished with mineral oil. The bowl is a take on Martin’s bowl last week. Outside is complete. Black gloss paint and iridescent green and blue paint “sea grass”, then Hampshire sheen gloss over the top. Wood is 6” diameter Acacia. On to hollowing the inside. Will probably keep natural but may use Hampshire sheen blue or green wax to fill the grain.