At 11 1/2 inches in diameter by 2 3/4 inches deep this a good size bowl for serving salad. It is made from maple wood that was hand turned on a lathe. It was finished with tung oil that was then buffed to a fine gloss. Tung oil is a natural nut oil that gives a very protective and durable finish while being safe for food contact. The wood for this bowl came from a tree that my neighbour in North Vancouver cut down earlier this year because the roots were damaging his house.
I have enjoyed woodworking from a young age, receiving my first functional tools at the age of six, and my interests and inspirations have changed and evolved over the years. Around 2008 my interests led me woodturning and I bought my first lathe. I was soon sucked into the vortex of turning wood and all the possibilities that it brought. With my previous experience in woodworking it did not take long to start producing items that had friends and family pestering me to start selling them. While reluctant at first I have slowly given in and now find myself joining up with Foodie pages to offer my work to a wider audience.
I now source most of my wood locally from urban trees that have been cut down for various reasons. This provides a use for wood that would otherwise go to waste as well as allowing me to find pieces with unusual character that would never be available commercially. For some of my smaller pieces though I still give in to the lure of exotic woods and the beauty that they have to offer.