Woodturning -
Classic Art in Woodturned Bowls

Classic Art Keepsakes signed by
T. Frank Parlier

Decorative - Formal - Balanced

Gifts of Wood Turned Art are appropriate for any Occasion - Wood Turned Art makes an Ideal Fifth Wedding Anniversary Wood
Gift

The following bowls are for display purposes only. If you are interested in purchasing a bowl for yourself or as a gift, please use the "Contact Frank" link at the bottom of this page. I will get back to you.

Gallery 2


Weights/Measurements Approximate

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Picture #1

Picture of Walnut Box with laminated Cherry band


Walnut Box
Laminated with Cherry

The walnut in the bowl has sapwood that blends nicely with the cherry. The top of the box is turned from walnut that provides a striking contrast with the walnut in the bowl.
To see the bowl without the lid, please go to the last frame of Lesson - 1b. To return to the art gallery, click on the picture of the bowl.

Signed: T. Frank Parlier - Olin, N.C. 2008
Diameter: 8 1/2" Bowl Depth: 4"
Weight 3lb. 6ozs.
Overall Height: 6 1/2"

Go to Lesson - 1b


Picture #2
Before Johnson's Paste Wax

Picture of Walnut Pedestal Vessel

After Johnson's Paste Wax

Picture of Walnut Vessel with Johnson's Paste Wax shine


Walnut Pedestal Vessel

Donated and Sold at Silent Auction (NC)


The design of this vessel is loosely based on that of the mazer. The four-coat MINWAX polyurethane finish was hand rubbed with pumice stone and oil to give it the look and feel of refined art. Then Johnson's Paste Wax was applied, allowed to dry, and hand rubbed to a deep sheen.

Signed: T. Frank Parlier - Olin, N.C. 2008
Diameter: 8" Bowl Depth: 4 1/2"
Overall Height: 8 1/4"
Weight: 3 lbs 4 ozs

Note:
A mazer is a shallow drinking vessel with no handles, a broad flat base (foot), and a knob (called a print) in the center. Mazers were used as drinking vessels during the Medieval era. They had thin rims, were anywhere from 9 to 11 inches in diameter, and were at least 3 inches deep. They ranged from simple to highly artistic with silver rims, decorated disks, and a silver or a gilt foot.

The Holy Grail is said to be a mazer.

Click here to see a Mazer

Picture #3

Picture of Ambrosia Maple bowl with Mahogany segments

Ambrosia Maple Bowl
Laminated with Mahogany Segments.

Signed: T. Frank Parlier - Olin, N.C. 2007
Diameter: 6 1/2" Bowl Depth: 3"
Weight: 1 lb 3 ozs

Note:
Ambrosia Maple (ghost maple) is so named because of damage caused to the wood by fungi introduced into the tree by the Ambrosia Beetle. The fungi follow the vessels in the wood causing the streaking, which results in a beautiful contrast to the creamy color of the maple. The Beetle tunnels have "eyes" that give a ghostly accent to the streaking - hence the name "Ghost" Maple (also called Wormy Maple).

From Yearbook of Agriculture 1949 (Thomas E. Snyder): "Adult ambrosia beetles - so-called because they require green or moist wood within which they raise fungi for food - rapidly penetrate green logs and lumber. The males may assist the females in forming new colonies, and the fungus is raised for the young to eat. They have the beginning of a social life, but do not develop different forms or castes as do the true social insects, the termites, ants, and bees. The holes, not more than one-sixteenth of an inch in diameter, are made by the adult beetles. They riddle the wood, and near them the wood is stained black. Serious losses to tight cooperage or barrel stock and balsa wood for marine life rafts and a lowering in grade of valuable lumber for veneer to be used in houses, boats, or airplanes result from their boring and staining."

Picture #4

Picture of Laminated  Walnut bowl

Walnut Bowl
Laminated with Walnut Segments


Signed: T. Frank Parlier - Olin, N.C. 2008
Diameter: 8 3/4" Bowl Depth: 5"
Weight: 2 lbs 14 ozs

Picture #5

Picture of woodturned walnut bowl

Walnut Bowl
Glued-up Mirror Image of Sapwood/Heartwood

Donated and Sold at Silent Auction (Florida)

Signed: T. Frank Parlier - Olin, N.C. 2008
Diameter: 6 1/2" Bowl Depth: 4"
Weight: 1 lbs 9 1/2 ozs

Picture #6

Picture of walnut bowl with laminated walnut segments


Walnut Bowl
Laminated with Walnut Segments

Signed: T. Frank Parlier - Olin, N.C. 2008
Diameter: 7" Bowl Depth: 3"
Weight: 1 lb


Picture #7

Picture of Mahogany bowl

Donated and Sold at Silent Auction (NC)

Beautifully Striated
Signed: T. Frank Parlier - Olin, N.C. 2007
Diameter: 9" Bowl Depth: 3"
Weight: 2 lbs

Picture #8

Picture of Walnut bowl with Maple segments


Walnut Bowl
Laminated with Maple Segments


Signed: T. Frank Parlier - Olin, N.C. 2008
Diameter: 7 1/2" Bowl Depth: 3"
Weight: 14 1/2 ozs

Picture #9

Picture of Canary Wood bowl

Canary Wood Bowl
with Thin Rim

Canary Wood is a reddish brown exotic wood that grows from Panama to Southern Brazil.

Signed: T. Frank Parlier - Olin, N.C. 2008
Diameter: 8 1/2" Bowl Depth: 3 1/2"
Weight: 1 lb 7 ozs

Picture #10

Picture of Canary Wood Bowl

Canary Wood Bowl
with Decorative Burned Rim
(also has a small worm hole in the bottom)


Canary Wood is a reddish brown exotic wood that grows from Panama to Southern Brazil.

Signed: T. Frank Parlier - Olin, N.C. 2008
Diameter: 11" Bowl Depth: 3 1/4"
Weight: 2 lb

Picture #11

Picture of Maple Bowl with Walnut Laminated Segments

Maple Wood Bowl
with Walnut Laminated Segments


Signed: T. Frank Parlier - Olin, N.C. 2011
Diameter: 9" Bowl Depth: 3"
Weight: 1 lb 15 oz.

Picture #12

Picture of wood turned Bubinga bowl.

Bubinga Wood Bowl


Signed: T. Frank Parlier - Olin, N.C. 2011
Diameter: 10" Bowl Depth: 3"
Weight: 2 lb 15 oz.
Bubinga is also known as African Rosewood, Essingang, and Buvenga. The rotary cut veneer from Bubinga logs is called Kevasingo.
To learn more about Bubinga and other exotic woods, please visit Exotic-Wood.com

Picture #13

Picture of Laminated Cherry Wood Bowl.

Laminated Cherry Wood Bowl

Given as a Wedding Gift

Signed: T. Frank Parlier - Olin, N.C. 2011
Diameter: 10" Bowl Depth: 3 3/4"
Weight: 1 lb 5 oz.


Picture #14

Laminated Maple with Cherry Base and Band


Signed: T. Frank Parlier - Olin, N.C. 2011
Diameter: 9 1/4" Bowl Depth:
4 1/4"
Weight: 1 lb 13 oz.


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