A beautiful square turning destined to be an attention-getting conversation piece in any home or office. It is turned off center and off axis, then both sides are carved and textured with color stains applied with a mouth atomizer and paste coloring lightly applied to create highlights.
Maple wood. Approximately 9.5" square X 1" thick. Includes colorful buttons on the back side which are removable for hanging in any of 4 directions.
This colorful piece is donated by Mike Zinser, a highly talented local turner and long time board member of the Tennesee Association of Woodturners. Mike is a faithful volunteer at the Narrow Gate Lodge and serves on the NGA advisory team.
All proceeds support the work of Narrow Gate.
More from Mike:
"About forty years ago I purchased my first woodturning lathe to use in my furniture woodworking hobby. After joining the Tennessee Association of Woodturners in the early 1990’s I was introduced to a whole new variety of projects past spindle turning that I could be doing with the lathe. And when I retired in 2001, woodturning became my focal point in woodworking.
My interests moved through a variety of different projects, and I still occasionally do those kinds of turnings. After classes with Frank Penta, Nick Agar and Douglas Fisher my turnings are mainly platters or the wall hangings.
The wall hangings are usually turned off center and off axis with natural wood finishes, spirit stains to add color, carving and texturing and sometimes adding metal, glass and acrylic pieces to enhance appearance."