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Monday
Mar092015

Jim Sprague Woodturning 

 

Jim Sprague considers his wood turned items to be functional art, intended to be used in everyday life, yet beautiful enough to be called art. He uses fresh cut, salvaged logs, burls and exotic woods sometimes letting them sit for a year or more allowing nature to spalt the logs adding greater visual interest in the turnings that he produces.

Jim will sometimes inlay the rim of the bowl with shells, soapstone, or other minerals, creating even more interest. Refusing to give up on an item that has cracked, he will often inlay cracks and knots, thus saving the item from the woodstove and making the item more valuable.

http://spraguewoodturning.ca/