Iain a local woodworker, developed his love of eucalypt burls from his days working in the bush.
You will notice his preference for working with this type of timber, which is formed by the tree as a response to insect infestation.
It’s the character of burls, their gum intrusions that draws Iain to a particular piece of timber and he will work with each burl to see what it reveals; unfortunately the burl can also ‘fly to pieces’ as he works the wood!
Where possible he aims to maintain the integrity and character of a piece keeping to its natural shape and leaving the bark intact.
Iain works in all Tassie timbers including pencil pine, hakea, blackwood and musk, but he’s always on the look-out for crotch-wood/bifurcated branches so as to access the most interesting figure and grain.
All pieces are finished in food safe tongue-nut oil