El Dorado County Fair 2016

We entered 4 pieces this year in the El Dorado County Fair.  Two were submitted today, June 8, 2016, in the “Crafts” division.  One is a 12″ maple salad bowl titled “Planks” due to the raised pattern which resembles wood planks.  The second piece is a 3″ black walnut calabash bowl with an Acoma-inspired design on the rim.

On June 9, 2016, two more pieces will be submitted in the Tech and Industrial division.  One is a 6″ maple vessel with an Acoma-inspired design on the rim.  The other piece is a warped, carved, dyed black walnut graft platter entitled, “From the Earth.”  We’ll see how these pieces do in the local fair.  Stay tuned!

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.