Leland Frayseth

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Leland Frayseth
Carob bowl from the tree fallen in 2018 off Ygnacio
, bees wax and mineral oil finish. I believe the wavy grain is due to reaction wood to hold the limb above. I believe the smokey color is the trees reaction to rot and disease from chocolate loving bugs. The multi directional grain required sharp tools and patience sanding. Carob is a pleasure to turn and sand. I think it smells like mocha. Fine restaurants in Italy smoke fish with Carob. The husks the pigs ate in the Biblical Prodigal Son parable are believed to be Carob pods. April 2020.


Leland Frayseth
Bowl and Core
, Iron Bark Eucalyptus, Citrus shield paste wax, Salvaged from Lime Ridge tree fallen 9/2017 and soaked in denatured alcohol. January 2018.


Leland Frayseth
Bowl and Core
, Siberian Elm, Boiled Linseed Oil. Sept 2017.


Leland Frayseth
Bowl and Core
, Siberian Elm, Boiled Linseed Oil. Sept 2017.


Leland Frayseth
California walnut stool
, Claro harvest May 2015, leveled with router sled, lathered with Anchor Seal 2, sticker stacked, air dried to 12% moisture content, Black oak legs, harvest February 2017 thanks to Diablo Woodworkers email alert. 3 coats brushed on urethane varnish. July 2017.





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