Roughing silver maple

Well, we’ve finally been able to attack the silver maple we cut in November.  Terry’s made some hollow forms which I hollowed.  Terry’s also turning platters for future art pieces.  We finished processing the blue oak heal-overs but the pile of blue oak is still in back of the shop!!

A New Year

Well, craft fair season is over and it’s on to processing the piles of wood we harvested this fall.  We’re very excited as the silver maple shows a lot of curl and chatoyancy.  The heal overs we salvaged from Dan and Louise’s blue oak are showing amazing burl action!  Terry’s been calling it “American Spaghetti wood.”  I located a black oak burl that was started as a hollow form and flipped it over due to the burn and bug damage at the bottom of the form.  Started hollowing it and hope it turns out as great as it promises.

This year will be my year to perfect my box forms and learn to create threads so I can have threaded lids for my boxes.  Terry’s working on his artistic forms.  Can’t wait to see what he comes up with!!  I also plan to enter his forms in art competitions in an effort to build his resume.

Finally, we consigned several pieces to the Sacramento Fine Arts Center’s gift shop. Check out their link at http://www.sacfinearts.org.  They really liked our work when we were at their craft fair in December.  We’re hoping they sell!!

Happy New Year!

Thank you, Sacramento Fine Arts Center!

Well, we decided to take on one more craft show and managed to get into the arts and craft show at the Sacramento Fine Arts Center (SFAC) on December 19 & 20, 2015.  The hosts were wonderful and my fellow vendors suffered through my constant spiel!  A big Thanks to all, especially our hosts at SFAC.  We enjoyed the experience and hope to return next year.

 

 

 

 

Processing maple

We’ve begun processing the maple we cut in the Carmichael area last month.  Our friend, Richard, brought his alaska saw mill and Terry slabbed up the larger pieces of maple.  We split the wood with Richard and will start processing the slabs in our shop using our band saws.  From that point, we may “rough” out some of the wood or we may just coat it and store it for the next 2 years.  There’s some amazing figure in the wood, and we should get some incredible pieces for art.

Thank you, Napa Gifts ‘n Tyme

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Kim and Mark for inviting us to the Gifts ‘n Tyme Holiday Faire in Napa this past weekend.  We met a lot of great people and really enjoyed the experience.  Attached are a couple of photos of our  booth.

Napa Gifts 'n Tyme Holiday Faire
Napa Gifts ‘n Tyme Holiday Faire
Napa Gifts 'n Tyme Holiday Faire
Napa Gifts ‘n Tyme Holiday Faire
Napa Gifts 'n Tyme Holiday Faire
Napa Gifts ‘n Tyme Holiday Faire

Terry’s latest foray into art

Take a look at Terry’s latest foray into the art realm.  The platter measures 18″ across by 2″ tall.  It’s silver maple with blue dye and turquoise filler for the “fish.”  The movement is natural to the wood and gives the appearance of water.  It will be on display for sale at the upcoming Napa Gifts ‘n Tyme Holiday Faire at the Napa Expo Center this weekend, November 20-23, 2015.

Blue Lagoon
Blue Lagoon
Blue Lagoon
Blue Lagoon