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• Wednesday, September 02nd, 2009

What started as a hobby has turned into an addiction, but hopefully after looking at my web site you’ll agree it’s one of the better addictions. I create wood products that I call “functional art”, or in other words everything I make has not only a function, but also shows off the beauty of the wood.

Larry Presenting

Larry making a presentation on Long-stemmed Goblets

All items I create come from trees that have been removed for environmental purposes or from recovered “fire wood”. These one-of-a-kind works of art will last generations as evidenced from the first salad bowl I created for my mother in high school about 50 years ago and as functional today as it was then.

Items shown on the gallery pages are examples that can be ordered or custom made to specification. Prices are shown as a range due to variances in wood type, size of object, and figure. If you don’t find something you like, send me an e-mail with a description of what you want along with your contact information, and I’ll do my best to satisfy your needs.  All of my work is 100% guaranteed satisfaction.

I offer woodturning classes for groups, individuals or youth. I do custom production woodturning spindle work to order as well as detailed repair work on everything from spinning wheels to antique chairs and tables.

Thank you for visiting my website so I can not only show you what I have to offer but also see what a beautiful area in which we live near Olympia, Washington. If you’re in the area and want to stop by to visit or “play around in the shop”, send me an e-mail and we’ll get together.

Here’s a brief description of the items below:  the first is a large natural edge, fluted platter made out of maple burl.  it is approximately 22″ in diameter.  the next item is a lidded box made from quilted maple and stands about 10″ tall.  Next is the inside of a 12″ diameter bowl made from Monkey Puzzle tree.  It was soaked in a solution that made it translucent.  The red spots on the bottom are from the limbs of the tree.  Next is a natural edge vase made from Manzanita root burl.  The color is natural.  Next is a pine needle box made from big leaf maple and pine needles.  This particular item was featured in an article and on the cover of the Spring 2007 edition of the magazine, Woodturning Design.  The final item is a small ornamental bird house use as holiday decorations or simply to hang and enjoy.

You can see more items like these in the gallery section.

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