2014 - 2019, The Bandsaw Box Years
The first machine i bought was a bandsaw, and boy did i put it to work! These are all original designs i've created during those years, some files have been lost so quite a few are missing. Back then, I wasn't yet commited to make only one of a kind pieces, i was focusing on production to finance my workshop. Some designs were not popular at all and are still available today, but a few of them, like the butterfly, the baby guitars and the attitude box were very popular. I might have made over 500 boxes during those years, my wrists hurt just thinking about the countless hours I spent sanding all these edges by hand. Those days are over now, but maybe I'll make more Spartan boxes someday, who knows? I use to call them Cyborg boxes, but since i've put on the first spartan brush on one of them, i can't imagine making another one without the spartan touch.
2019 - 2021, Segmented vases
Segmented woodturning, now here's something I like to do! I've mostly been dabbling in basket illusion and pixel art lately, but eventually I will go back to old fashion segmented woodturning.
2021 - 2023, Basket illusion
Basket illusion consists in turning a thin platter, bowl or vase, beading it on both sides with a beading tool, burning horizontal and vertical lines to create a grid, and inking the same pattern on both sides to create the illusion of a woven basket.
Since my work does'nt really qualify as 'basket illusion' (you have to bead, burn and inked both sides to create an illusion. One side takes long enough thank you), I prefer to call it 'pixel art'. One day, a guy i follow on instagram posted a basket illusion bowl with mario bros mushrooms and flowers on it, i thought it was a match made in heaven, so I pushed the idea a little further. I hope it's alright with you guys at Nintendo, I just can't resist!