• Furniture,  General

    Gorgeous Black Heart Sassafras

    I was originally going to make some furniture out of this slab. I laid it on the cabinet saw and just couldn’t do it. It’s far better off hanging on my wall where I can admire it’s stunning beauty forever.

  • Jewellery

    Huon Pine Bangles

    Who’d have thought you could turn wood into jewellery?, turns out you can and it’s pretty nice. These are Huon Pine bangles made for a small business that then sets stones in them. Pretty cool. They are turned from solid…

  • Frames

    Myrtle Picture Frame

    This is a photo of some friends that I framed and gave to them. It’s Tasmanian Myrtle with bevelled edges and inset with plex-glass. It’s finished with a wipe on polyurethane to give a silky finish.

  • Furniture

    Myrtle Serving Tray

    This is a serving tray made from Tasmanian Myrtle. It has a lot of angles which make it interesting to look at and it is functional too.

  • Pots,  Turning

    Two Generations Ago

    These two pieces were made by my Grandfather, Don Dann, at Rosebery in Tasmania in the mid to late 1950s. He had a lathe in his shed and apparently had a knack for wood turning. According to my Mum, he…

  • Pens

    Tasmanian Myrtle Fountain Pen

    I love the rich redness of the Tasmanian Myrtle in this Fountain Pen. The metal parts are rhodium with 22ct gold highlights. I need to make a case to keep this one in now 🙂

  • Furniture

    Black Butt Side-table

    I was asked to make a side-table to go with some newly renovated wicker patio chairs. The brief was it had to be big enough for two cups of coffee and two plates of cake, and a comfortable height to…

  • Turning

    Sassafras Coffee Coasters

    These coffee coasters are turned on the lathe and are inlayed with a ceramic coloured polymer clay insert to add interest. They are finished with wax to protect them.

  • Bowls,  Turning

    Huon Pine makes a great bowl

    This is a nice large 10″ (25cm) Bowl made from Huon Pine. The grain is really nice in this piece and a knot appeared in the centre of the blank while it was being turned which adds character I reckon.…