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.
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 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 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 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.