Wood is a precious resource. Guy believes that EVERY piece of wood he turns equates to a tree that was removed from the environment. No matter how big or small the piece, in his mind, if he is creating art from wood there is no longer a tree out there that is alive.
When trees are alive they:
- Create oxygen and ozone
- Convert CO2 and other gasses and odours like ammonia
- Stabilize soil
- Provide nourishment to other trees, plants and animals
- Provide a habitat to insects, animals, birds and other plants
- Cool the planet
- Conserve water
- Generate positive energy - Hug a tree and feel it yourself!
- Make people happy!!
He strives to use every single piece to it's fullest, not wasting even the smallest scraps but saving them for jewelry and other pieces.
A great way of conserving timber is to core or 'bowl save' big enough pieces. In simple terms, the piece is hollowed out using a special set of tools to create two or more pieces (bowls) from a single piece of wood that form a nest. It adds more time and complexity and of course risk to the process, but the results are so worth it.
Wood is conserved and as a bonus you get a set of bowls with perfectly matched grain.
Below are the currently available nested wood turned sets.
Nested Set 12
NZ$ 146.00 incl GST excl delivery
Approximate Size -
Diameter of largest bowl: 165 / 170mm
Height of largest bowl: 60 / 70mm
Diameter of smallest bowl: 125 / 135mm
Height of smallest bowl: 25 / 55mm
Wood: Spalted Australian Red gum Eucalyptus
Finish: Danish Oil