From raw wood to work of art, the process of Creative Woodturning by Dave is labor intensive. But, it is labor done with love, clearly evident in each final piece you see here in his galleries.
Aspen used in my sturnings are mostly harvested from the owl Creek Pass area. just north of Ridgway, Colorado
It is the rough shape turned, and waxed to prevent checking and splitting. Then, off to dry storage, sometimes up to 36 months, for the wood to achieve the desired moisture content.
The piece of wood is then placed on the lathe, and the exterior is formed and sanded.
Working on the lathe, and with special tools, the interior is then hollowed out to the desired thickness.
The finish of choice for aspen is one heavy coat of sanding, sealer, three to four coats of lacquer. buffed with 0000 steel wool and then reubbed with Renaissance wax.
Finished piece, aspen vase. 9″ wide, 12 1/2″ tall.
Creative Woodturning by Dave Kaufmann
Phone: (970)238-0661 or (970)417-4649