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Handcrafted and locally sourced from
the Adirondack Mountains of northern New York 
As a forester, I have the opportunity to scour the woods and find some of the most remarkable wood to turn. Often in our area, I have found that "locally made" products are actually mass produced replicas. If you want an authentic piece of the Adirondacks, I think you'll find something you love from my collection.  I am also a member of NorthWind Fine Arts Gallery at 85 Main Street, Saranac Lake, NY  12983.      

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Curl

Curl is one of my favorite characteristics that I focus on in my woodturning.  It is not known why wood has curl, but it is rare. I really love the contrast of the sap and heart wood.  

Burl

Burl is a natural growth on a tree widely believed to be the trees' defense against an enemy.  It creates some very interesting wood grain and shapes.  I search for burls in any hardwood species because of the unique character.  You never know what you are going to find inside a burl.

Crotch 

Crotch wood is the junction of two limbs or stems in a tree.  If cut correctly, the junction creates a distinct, almost web-like pattern. 

Spalting

Spalting occurs when a fungus spreads through the wood and creates these elegant lines.  Sugar Maple especially spalts well because of the natural sugar content of the wood.