Wayne Byerley

My art consist of bowl and vessel turning on a lathe. Pieces of wood are cut from a log or burl with a chainsaw. These pieces are then turned on a wood lathe to a desired shape. Whenever possible I like to leave something natural like some bark or voids on theses pieces. I also like to do segmented turning. This type of art is designed on a computer program, segments are cut from strips of wood and glued together. Then the piece is turned on a lathe. This is the most challenging art I do as some pieces take an extreme amount of time and patience as some have several thousand pieces and are measured to the thousandth of an inch. I spend a lot of time sanding and preparing wood for the final finish. My favorite finish is an oil or wax buffed. These leave the natural beauty of the wood. I also like to make bandsaw boxes. They are cut with a bandsaw,glued together and sanded. I also like to do fractile burning on these with electricity. I prefer lacquer for a finish on these.

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