I begin by sourcing interesting woods with color and interesting grain patterns. I usually start with whole logs or burls. They are first cut with a chainsaw and then a bandsaw into utilizable size pieces.
The raw wood is spun on a lathe and cut with hand tools into roughed-out bowls, hollow vessels and platters. The pieces are waxed and then allowed to dry for 3 to 12 months.
Once dry the pieces are re-attached to the lathe and cut to final shape and thickness. They are then meticulously sanded and finished with food safe oils. A pleasing shape and a fine satin finish are necessary complements to interesting wood.