"This may just be my best turning yet" says Dave, a retired doctor turned wood turner. This burl bowl is 12 x 2.5 inches and is crafted from maple wood that was gifted to Dave from one of his old patients.
About the Artist - David Johnson:
Full disclosure I’m not a professional wood turner. In fact I came late to the whole idea of much wood work at all when in 1977 I moved to Frobisher Bay NWT (now Iqualit Nunavut) to work as a general practitioner- anesthesiologist for eight years. There are no trees on Baffin Island.
In 1984 we moved to Renfrew bought a small farm and set up practice. I had always enjoyed working with wood before I left for the Arctic. Shortly after arriving here I went to the wood show at Landsdowne park. At the time members of the Ottawa Woodturners club were demonstrating and showing their workI was hooked-bought a lathe took lessons and then practice practice practice.