This is nice little bowl made from cherry wood with a lot of character. It is 6 5/8 inches in diameter by 1 1/2 inches tall with a slightly undercut rim that makes it lighter than it appears. It has been finished with tung oil which was then buffed to a fine sheen. 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 a homeowner in West Vancouver cut down on their property.
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.