Yesterday was the official first day of the 2011 Desert Woodturning Roundup (DWR). I'll post about it in a couple of days, after things settle down a bit.
This turned, carved, and painted square platter is by Al Stirt. He's one of our demonstrators this year and donated this piece to the auction (as did several other demonstrators, Mahoney, Sfirri, Burchard, and Hatcher).
Surface detail. I might have to check out one of Al's demos to see how he does this technique. I also won another chuck, I don't really need another one (unless it's a Nova Titan) but the price was too good to pass up, I didn't really intend to win it but that's the way things end up sometimes.