Arnold Veen - stop J
3288 Line 9 North -Braestone Centre / Tel: (705) 726-2638
Artists Website: www.timberworkswoodturning.com
GPS: N 44° 35.036 - W 79° 34.849
GPS Decimal (Google) 44.58394, -79.58081
This year Arnold has been working on some very exciting woods obtained from our forests. Locally, in December he was asked to create mementos from a stunning century old spalted maple tree in Jarratt Ontario. In January there were road trips to the Carolinian forest of southern Ontario in search of walnut and ambrosia maple logs. Yellow birch, white birch and black cherry were obtained from the Haliburton and Algonquin forests in February. The most challenging and exciting pieces to work on are burls. In the mix this year were black cherry, maple, poplar and yellow birch burls of all shapes and sizes. Arnold has won multiple awards and is also a proud member of the provincial "Ontario Wood" program. He carefully and selectively looks for woods with inner beauty and diverse grain patterns, prospecting for hidden treasures. Natural edge creations are sought after and collected for their rustic and irregular appearance. Clean edged traditional styles of wood turnings are also made. No matter your style choice, each will show the extraordinary features attributed to the various species available in Ontario. Each wood turning begins from green wet wood, hollowed into a rough form and left to air dry for up to one year. When this form dries and stabilizes, Arnold then reworks and fine tunes the shape of the bowl into a unique and creative work of art. Lastly, a food safe finish is applied which allows the items to be functional (food safe) as well as decorative.