Wood Turnings

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Many of our artists enjoy creating custom pieces.
Please give us a call and inquire about having a
custom piece created for your home!
(830) 990-8160

~ACOSTA, Kirk~

Kirk Acosta MesquiteHF Web
Mesquite Hollow Form
3″ high x 11″ dia.
by Kirk Acosta
$450.00

Kirk Acosta MapleHF Web
Big Leaf Maple Hollow Form
w/ Ebonized Mesquite Collar
3″ high x 9″ dia
by Kirk Acosta
$270.00

~DYKES, Harold~

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Basket Weave Bowl
by Harold Dykes
$295.00

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Flower Petal Fruit Bowl
by Harold Dykes
$345.00

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Pedestal Bowl
by Harold Dykes
$165.00

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Mushroom Pot
by Harold Dykes
$160.00

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Scalloped Edge Bowl
by Harold Dykes
$445.00

Harold Dykes Turquoise Diamond turning web
“Turquoise Diamonds~
~segmented wood turning with inlays~
$895.00
by Harold Dykes

Harold Dykes TexasStarBowl 295 web
“Star Bowl”
~segmented wood turning~
$295.00
by Harold Dykes

Harold Dykes OvalRings 345 web
“Oval Rings”
~segmented wood turning~
$345.00
by Harold Dykes

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Handmade Pens
~refill ink using Cross refills~
by Harold Dykes
$59.00-$69.00

~HUSSEY, Bill~

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Wine Stoppers
by Bill Hussey
$30.00 each

~MOSHER, Brent~

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Large Cherry Vessel
by Brent Mosher
$1,750.00

Brent Mosher Mesquite Resin Vessel 1950 web 288x300

Mesquite & Resin Vessel
by Brent Mosher
$1,950.00

 

~RACHINSKY, Anna~

This latest series of lidded wooden vessels by Anna Rachinsky are little treasures and range from 3 1/2″ to 7 1/2″ tall and are priced from $45.00 to $90.00 each.
Please call about specific pieces.
(830)990-8160

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Anna Rachinsky Mesquite Lidded Box 2 halfH 65 web
Mesquite Lidded Box
2-1/2″ high
by Anna Rachinsky
$65.00

Anna Rachinsky Mimosa with 3 Ribs Concave 4H 65 web

Mimosa Box with 3 Ribs ~ concave
4″ high
by Anna Rachinsky
$65.00

Anna Rachinsky Mesquite Cone Shaped Box 3 HalfH 50 web
Mesquite Cone Shaped Box
3-1/2″ high
by Anna Rachinsky
$50.00

Anna Rachinsky Mesquite Lidded Box 3H 65 web

Mesquite Lidded Box
3″ high
by Anna Rachinsky
$65.00

Anna Rachinsky escarpment cherry web
Escarpment Cherry Hollow Form
w/Ebonized Mesquite Collar
by Anna Rachinsky
$115.00

~Timmerman, Craig~

Craig_Timmerman_OpenMindedsm“Open Minded”
~mesquite with turquoise inlay~
12 1/4″ tall by 6″ in diameter
$450.00
by Craig Timmerman

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“S Curve” Lamps
~mesquite with inlaid turquoise,
maple and walnut burl veneer~
$500.00 each
$900.00 for the pair
by Craig Timmerman

Toby Coggins

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Toby & Nelta Coggins

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Toby Coggins was born April 12, 1931 in San Antonio, TX. He graduated from high school in Crystal City, TX in 1950. He then attended Texas A & I in Kingsville for 1 year, then went into the Army. He spent 2 years in France during the Korean Conflict. After being discharged from the Army, he went to work with Robert H. Ray Geophysical Company, working in Oklahoma, Texas then in California. On March 12, 1954 he married Nelta Oden. For about 13 years they lived outside the US, living in the Middle East & South America. They have 2 sons, Rick & Bret. When theToby Coggins copper dough bowl web
Coggins moved back to Crystal City, Toby partnered with his brother in Coggins Oil Co. & partnered with Speed & their mother raising cattle on the family’s ranch.

Toby and Nelta have been collecting antiques for years. About 15 years ago, Toby became interested in restoring the beauty to old broken and patched dough bowls. He works with the wood, patches the cracks, then covers his patch with hammered copper. If he can save a patch that is originally on the bowl, then he does but, it is very rare to find them with a good patch. Toby only works on old items and that is mostly old bowls and saddles.

Ric Smith

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Ric Smith

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Ric Smith is a native Texan raised in Gillespie County. As a young boy, his daily chores included chopping wood for the stove where his grandmother prepared meals for the family. Little did he know that this tedious task would spark his interest inRic Smith bois darc bench web
wood.

Ric has always been fascinated with our native Texas woods and woodworking in general. He has studied wood and its characteristics all his life. The grain and texture of our native Texas woods hold a special interest. He has accumulated a wide assortment of tools and, since his retirement, has endeavored to create interesting pieces using native woods such as pecan, mesquite, live oak, Osage orange, longleaf pine, and black walnut. He recovers interesting pieces of wood from old buildings, creeks, and riverbanks and uses the natural shape of the wood to make useful, decorative, and unique pieces of furniture. Ric has collected a fair supply of wood from various sources and is always on the prowl for more. He is self-taught and reads extensively, trying to improve his understanding of art and furniture design.

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Randolph Secrest

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Randolph Secrest

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Randolph Secrest is a Texas Hill Country craftsman specializing in the construction of chests, trunks and other pieces primarily from local mesquite wood.

Utilizing the traditional joinery methods of mortise and tenon, dovetails, and tongue and groove creates a structurally sound case. The trunks are cedar-lined, the drawers glide on sliding hardwood dovetails and the hardware is first quality. The finish is hand rubbed oil.Randy Secrest Mesq Library Ladder web

Solid construction along with his contemporary interpretation of the Arts and Crafts style and the peculiarities of mesquite ensure a final product that is not only visually unique but beautiful and durable for a lifetime of enjoyment.

Randolph was born and raised in Robstown, Texas, graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and recently retired as a pilot from Northwest Airlines. He has lived in the Hill Country community of Spicewood for more than 25 years.

John Sherman

John Sherman

“Each piece of rare wood is unique and must be studied and turned to reveal and enhance the beauty locked within. Each piece is hand turned and no two pieces are identical.”

John R. Sherman Ph.D

Dr. John Sherman was trained as a neuropsychologist who worked extensively with head trauma patients. He was responsible for assessing the injury and potential of each client, and to rehabilitate them to their full potential. Dr. Sherman, having worked with wood for more than 30 years as an avocation, is now turning his attention to woodworking as a vocation. John is now focusing on highly figured and exotic woods as they are more challenging and beautiful. His designs cross a broad spectrum of styles, but the final design is determined by the wood’s unique characteristics. John’s attention to detail and his beautiful finishes make his wood true works of art. Each piece is signed by the artist.

Kirk Acosta

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Kirk Acosta

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Kirk Acosta was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas and has been coming to Fredericksburg his entire life, as his family has a ranch near Willow City. Kirk’s grown up job is a synthetic organic chemist at a not for profit research organization. His foray into wood turning began about 5 years ago with the death of his father. Growing up, Kirk Acosta was surrounded by wood working and the associated wood working tools. In his retirement years, his father became a prolific wood turner. While he neverKirk Acosta 7 web
actually taught Kirk to turn, he got a feel for it by observing. Upon his death in 2000, his father had a finished piece on the lathe which Kirk parted off and finished the bottom. Shortly thereafter, he began to turn his own pieces and has become addicted.

Kirk Acosta works mainly with native Texas woods; mesquite being his favorite. In addition to mesquite, he’s worked with pecan, mountain laurel, plum, honey locust, cedar elm, Arizona ash, bois d’ arc, peach and an occasional piece of FOG (Found On Ground) wood. Most of the wood Kirk Acosta turns is salvaged from wood piles or from tree trimmings.

The various forms that Kirk turns are dictated by the size of the wood, grain structure and the presence of defects (i.e. cracks, knots, bark inclusions etc.). These can provide for some very dramatic effects in the finished piece, either alone or through augmentation with a variety of fillers. Kirk finds it particularly challenging to turn pieces of wood that most turners throw in the burn pile.

None of Kirk’s turned pieces are identical, as no two pieces of wood are the same. The art of turning is being able to see the bowl or vessel that lies in that spinning chunk of wood.

Harold Dykes

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Harold Dykes

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Harold Dykes began working with wood as a hobby in 1970 while living in San Antonio. He became very interested in building guitars and built several between the years of 1975 and 1988.

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He and his wife, Emma, moved to Boerne in 1989 and he continued to build guitars but, also became interested in wood turning and working on a lathe. He began with small, simple pieces such as pens and bowls. Looking for a greater challenge, he began designing and turning segmented vases and bowls. Harold loves the challenge of designing these special vessels.

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Today, almost all of Harold’s bowls are segmented with various designs. He is constantly working on new designs and patterns in his bowls and vases. He uses many different species and colors of wood. Sometimes he mixes wood with man made materials to achieve the patterns and color schemes desired.

Harold’s finely turned segmented vessels may be seen at Artisans at Rocky Hill in Fredericksburg, Texas.

Anna Rachinsky

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Anna Rachinsky

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I was born and raised in Munich, Germany. As a high school student, I loved to spend time in the school’s pottery studio and in Munich’s art museums and was considering a career as a potter or goldsmith. But when the decision came to go to college, my interest in science won over my interest in art. After working for over 20 years as a research scientist and college biology teacher in Germany, France, Canada and the US, I only started to turn wood after moving to Kerrville in 2006. It is all Andy’s fault! One of my colleagues, an accomplished wood turner, took me to a meeting of the Hill Country Turners … andAnna Rachinsky 6 web
that was the beginning of an addiction to wood turning and many ‘scientific discoveries’ – you never know exactly what‘s inside a piece of wood until it is rough turned or hollowed.

I like to work with local woods: mesquite, ligustrum, cedar elm, juniper, jujube, Anna Rachinsky9 web
acacia, mountain laurel and escarpment cherry. ‘Imperfections’ like spalting, burls or insect holes contribute to the character and beauty of a piece and often determine its final shape. One of my favorite woods is spalted box elder with its delicate color patterns in vivid red, orange, grey and black. I like to experiment with different shapes and styles. Most of my pieces are small, from tiny miniatures to 6 inches in diameter.