Beautiful Turned Bowls and Other Products
from Native American Woods
Hand Turned and Finished by A.D. Hartwig, Lumberton, NJ
The wood for a bowl is turned ‘green’ or wet to a rough shape, dried for six months, and re-turned to its final shape. It is then sanded to bring out the natural beauty of the wood and given the final finish.
After the blank for a bowl is cut from a log, smaller and odd-shaped leftover pieces are made into kitchen tools and desk accessories such as stir-fry utensils, cutting boards, business card holders, and letter openers, so very little of the wood is wasted.
The wood chips that result from turning are used as mulch on local walking trails where, over time, they become part of the soil. Therefore, these products have not created a negative impact to our local ecology or environment.