This is a unique wood turned vessel made out of California Coast Live Oak (Quercus agrifolia). Coast Live Oak is one of my favorite oak species. They grow locally here on the chapparal hill sides with twisted, spreading branches. Almost every week, I drive around the neigborhood, scanning curbsides for oak trimmings people piled up for green recycling. Once in a while I got lucky with some nice sized branches. This hollow form was the result of a crotch piece from such a foray, turned cross-grain to show all the beautiful ray fleck patterns. A ring of natural bark was retained for accent.
Dimension (largest diameter x height): 3-3/8" x 2-5/8"
-- All wood turned items were hand made and/or hand threaded on a lathe. Hardwood threaded inserts were used for woods that do not accept threading well.
-- The item was sanded to 1200 grid for a mirror finish and sealed with a food-safe varnish, if applicable. For hard, fine grained wood with a natural shine, only wax and oil was applied.
-- Each piece offered is a unique item. The design may be repeated but the dimension and wood combination, and or decorative accent will be different
-- Artist signature and catalog number will be inscribed on the item
-- I ship via USPS First Class mail (or Priority Mail if requested). Combined shipping is the highest shipping cost plus $2 for each additional item. Free shipping for 5 or more items purchased at the same time
-- CA sale tax applies (8.25%) for shipping to CA addresses