The daily woodturning blog.
Saturday, April 30, 2011
Artists @ the Arboretum
Today was the 4th annual Artists at the Arboretum event presented by the Soroptimist International Gold Canyon at Boyce Thompson Arboretum near Superior AZ. I've been there all 4 years and have done pretty well for a small venue with a relatively inexpensive entry fee. I only had 7 sales selling a total of 9 items but the average sale price was pretty good so it was overall a pretty good day. I had my 6 year old daughter with me all day so that was also a plus.
2 more catch up photos. These are a pair of figured Eucalyptus hollow forms I started working on about a week ago. They're from a chunk of wood I sourced from a local firewood lot. The piece looked different, not quite a burl but also not just straight grain. I took a small gamble and purchased it, I now wish I had gotten quite a bit more.
Hollowing is partially done, when finished the pieces will be 6" and 4" tall and both 4 1/2" diameter. The outside shape will be refined and changed as the hollowing proceeds. It's slow going as this is very hard and very dry end grain Eucalyptus.