Turn, Burn, Carve & Color
Using oak as a substrate and employing traditional woodturning techniques, make bowls, boxes, bud vases, and more. Exploit the soft summer wood in the growth ring and gently burn with a torch to enhance the grain pattern. After scuffing off the char, find smooth-to-the-hand ridges that are enhanced by color. Experiment with color by using paints to create a metallic surface or allow the grain to show. Patina wax in a variety of colors allows another layer of color to emerge.