Bocote

Bocote

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Bocote is a Mexican and South American wood. It usually has a striking and beautiful grain pattern. It is a dense wood and typically is fairly oily, sometimes making it difficult for gluing.
Bocote

Mahler Kaleidoscope

The title of this piece was inspired by Mahler's Fourth Symphony. This is one of the three largest Kaleidoscopes I have built. It features a three mirrored interior which provides a seemingly three-dimensional view, and what I call the "spiky orb." It is built from a mosaic of many different woods, and the base is mainly Black Walnut. The mirrors and optics were made by Jonathan Eaton.

Spiky orb

Boxes

Joy's box features a sliding drawer and a sliding top. Its dimensions are about 12x6x3 1/2 inches. The sides are Walnut, and the Padauk ends are pinned with brass as an accent. The top is made from many woods and many layers of overlay.

Steve's Box (the lower right) is a drum stick box with a sliding top. It, as well as Joy's box, is built with solid wood using overlay techniques, and is not veneered. It was built for a drummer friend of mine, Steve (for his fancy German drumsticks).

Joy's Box

Bumps and Wiggles

This wall sculpture is called "Bumps and Wiggles." It is one of my early overlay projects and is a culmination of many shop experiments. Its dimensions are about 29x14 inches. The outer frame is built from Oak and Purpleheart, the body of the piece is comprised of several woods including; Zirocote, Maple, Mohagony, Blackwood and Bocote.

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