Jon Sauer | Parlor Top RV, 2020

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Jon Sauer | Parlor Top RV, 2020
2,250.00USD+ applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2021 Jul 17 @ 20:45UTC-4 : AST/EDT

Jon Sauer | Pacifica, California
Parlor Top RV, 2020
African blackwood, bamboo, boxwood, betel nut
3 x 5.9 x 3 inches | 7.62 x 14.986 x 7.62 cm

Parlor top was made on the Rose Engine lathe. It contains 2 captive betel nut beads that are free to revolve.

As a self-taught turner, my passion for turning started early with a lathe made by my grandfather. At first, I tried turning wood but was not very successful, so I switched to turning candles - much easier to work with and quite forgiving. By 1968, I was a determined woodturner, but after my exposure to exotic woods, woodworking became a serious endeavor. I had read an article about Frank Knox and his ornamental lathe and started an in-depth search for an ornamental turning lathe of my own. Soon I located a Holtzapffel Ornamental lathe along with a Rose Engine lathe, which marked a change for my work. With these machines, I learned that designs on wood, metal, and other materials could be done more efficiently. There is joy and satisfaction taking a raw material, change its shape, and seeing a new form evolve. I find a special joy in turning spinning tops, perhaps because my philosophy is that play is good and life is about having a bit of fun.

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Categories: Sculpture, Woodturning, Contemporary Craft, Wood Art