UrbanWoodCreations

A Second Life for Downed Trees

Tampa, Florida | 138 Sales

UrbanWoodCreations

A Second Life for Downed Trees

Tampa, Florida 138 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars (24)
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  • John Schleppegrell on Nov 4, 2018

    5 out of 5 stars

    Now here is a unique piece you won't see everyday! The amazing shape and design of this piece are beautiful to behold. The story behind its creation and naming which were related to me by John was truly touching. If you are looking for a beautiful piece of wood art, look no further than UrbanWoodCreations.

  • John Schleppegrell on Nov 4, 2018

    5 out of 5 stars

    This is the first of several pieces of wood turning art I purchased from UrbanWoodCreations.As you can tell from the included picture John does amazing work! The shape and contrasting colors of the wood are truly unique. I was immediately contacted after my purchase and kept informed of the progress of my order. I would highly recommend UrbanWoodCreations if you are looking for a beautiful piece of wood art!

  • lgbrewer8 on Aug 25, 2018

    5 out of 5 stars

    This is a very beautiful magnolia vase. Sometimes magnolia wood can be a bit bland but this vase is very colorful with all the spalting. The artist obviously has an appreciation for the beauty of wood and a passion for wood turning.

  • norma25jean on Mar 11, 2018

    5 out of 5 stars

    Another beautiful wood turned vase from this talented wood turner. This piece has such interesting markings and a rich camphor aroma.

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Why I Turn Wood

The real hook for me and wood turning was the first time I saw work by the Moulthrop family of Atlanta. I had no idea who they were or what they had done except the three hollow forms a friend had on display at his house. They were beautiful and I wanted to create something as beautiful on a lathe. Around Father's Day of 2013 I upgraded from my Grandfather's 1939 vintage lathe to a Jet Mini Lathe, bought a bowl gouge and never looked back!

The side yard at our home if full of logs of Norfolk Island Pine, Camphor, Cherry, Maple, Hack-berry, Rosewood, Pecan, Cadagi, Monkey Pod, Copper Pod, and a little Cuban Mahogany. All of the wood was collected with in 30 miles of my home in Tampa. All of the wood was also either headed to the dump or retrieved from the dump. It is a real rush for me to find out what is hiding under the bark. While I generally have a plan on what I am going to turn, may times that will change wen certain grain, knots, or other features of the wood are revealed as the layers come off.

It is a great joy to take something cast off and create something beautiful. I hope you agree and I would love to hear any comments you may have.

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