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Walnut wood plate

Walnut wood plate by C.J. Stiles Woodworking
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This small plate is about 6 3/4 inches in diameter and 1 1/4 inches tall. It is made from walnut and although it is not obvious is this piece there was a fair bit a spalting in the log which has affected the colour of the wood, it also appears to contain have a mix of sapwood and heartwood. It was hand turned on a lathe and then finished with tung oil. Tung oil is a natural nut oil that gives a very protective and durable finish while being safe for food contact. Exactly how long the finish lasts will depend on the type of use and care the bowl receives but it should last for a long time with simple hand washing an not letting it be immersed in water. Spalting is a natural process that occurs in wood when it begins to rot. If caught early enough the wood can be dried and stabilized and the spalting appears as a pattern of dark lines and changes the colour of the wood. It changed the appearance of the wood so much that I was really doubting if it really was walnut until I cut open another piece of wood that I found with this one that was definitely walnut. The wood came from a tree that was cut down by home owner in North Vancouver.

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.

Walnut wood Tung oil

Please do not eat the bowl!!!

C.J. Stiles Woodworking from North Vancouver, BC

C.J. Stiles WoodworkingNorth Vancouver, BC

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

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