So the timber from the Beech tree is being processed (a bowl nest a day) and as a thank you for the timber a nest is being prepared from a specially selected piece of the timber.

The tree was rotten and hollow for about the first 2-3 metres up and failed just at the top of the rotten area, the timber immediately above the rotten area was extremely interesting with some really nice chocolate brown swirling patterns and clear patches of Beech grain and the more recognisable black line spalting often seen in Beech.

The piece selected has been part turned, that is the green (unseasoned and wet) timber has been turned into a nest of 5 bowls and is now drying, once it comes down to ambient moisture levels the nest will be put back onto the lathe and finished.

Another article will be posted to show the completed work but for now here are the pictures.

 

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