During Sunday’s event, Beyoncé’s backup dancers held a sign which read “Justice for Mario Woods,” a 26-year-old African-American who was fatally shot by police in San Francisco on Dec. 2, 2015. Woods’ killing has sparked outrage in the Bay Area, especially after footage of the extreme brutality surfaced.
“Spent a good few hours chainsawing up the giant slabs today into bowl blanks. Wasn’t sure what i was going to get due to all the voids, and spaces in the timber, but ended up with a really good yield. 5 or 6 really big 12 inch plus blanks, and a heap of mailer bits. Grain is unreal, swirly, puppy, and the most intense colour. Going to get these roughed out as soon as possible, hopefully ready to finish by summer!…..”
“Finishing of the bottom of a large 18 inch sycamore shallow bowl. The base is turned in a design that makes use of the aesthetic of the groove that must be cut to accept the chuck, as once the inside of the bowl is completed , i have no good way of re-attaching such a large bowl to finish the underside as I do on smaller bowls. Its sanded, taken off the lathe, branded, then put back on the lathe for a final sand and oil!…..”