Ambrosia Maple Wood for Wood Turning This is a Group of Spirit Bowls. The wood is Ambrosia Maple. The streaks of brown lines are creations of the Ambrosia Beetle as they eat their way through the tree. The small black holes that you see are where the Beetle enters and leaves the wood. The markings are form from bacteria and viruses produced by the beetle. Eventually, this leads to the demise of the tree. The Purpose of Spirit Bowls Spirit Bowl forms go way back and are c
Handmade Ambrosia Bowl This Ambrosia Display Bowl is of the Maple species. It is handmade on a wood lathe. The Ambrosia Beetles enter the wood and create these wonderful markings. Each bowl has different markings. I see a crab crawling on the beach. The markings are from insect damage as the beetles infest the tree. As they eat the tree fibers they leave behind these brown markings. The dots in the markings are holes where the insects enter and exit the wood. Eventually
This Maple Ambrosia Wooden Bowl features incredible markings from Ambrosia Beetle damage. This Salad Bowl is rich in color from the hardwood growth that occurs near the center of the tree. The white sapwood is new growth growing close to the bark. This bowl shows unique contrasting character features between hardwood and sapwood. This wood bowl features a wide concave rim. The brown streaks are made by the Ambrosia Beetle when they attack the tree. As they eat their way thro
Ambrosia Wood Vase is handmade on a wood lathe and features Ambrosia Beetle markings from where the insect invades the maple tree. During their lifespan they eat the wood fibers and leave behind these incredible markings. Every log displays unique markings. Also, visible are holes usually at the end of a line where the beette enters and leaves the wood. Eventually these bugs will kill the tree. Gift Ideas Picture a beautiful vase like this with fruits as the centerpiece of
Carlye and Frank Housewarming Wood Bowl. This is a stunning example of what can be done with Ambrosia Maple. Sometimes the wood is so gorgeous it just has to stay in the family. Ambrosia wood is from the Maple species. This bowl is handmade on a lathe. The tree is attacked by Ambrosia Beetles that enter the tree trunk and create these wonderful markings. Each log has different markings. As they eat through the tree fibers they leave behind brown streaks. Often there are ti
Description Shifting Sands Wood Platter is from an 800 pound maple burl that a fellow turner and I sourced on a llama farm of all places. When I began turning I would not go near a chain saw so my friend did most of the work that day. Now I am processing my own wood from storm damaged trees. This burl contains the most unique patterns and inclusions I have ever seen. The patterns look like traces of prehistoric animal skeletons scattered and laying in sand dunes. What is a B
Description Cat’s Eye Spirit Vessel is an Ambrosia Maple hollow form style spirit bowl. Indigenous people believe that when a person passes they will come back to visit those they love. The Spirit Bowl is a safe place where they can rest. This wood has great character from the stains of the Ambrosia Beetle creating an image of a cat’s eye. The size is 5 inches in diameter by 2.5 inches high. It is very comforting to hold and some believe spirits find a home in these forms.