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Blog series by Michael Anthony Zelonis updated 02-17-2014 09:34 AM 2 parts 3022 reads 4 comments total

Part 1: Celtic clock

02-16-2014 11:15 AM by Michael Anthony Zelonis | 2 comments »

I have been working on this project on and off for the last year, The wood is Ancient Kauri, from the northern island of New Zealand. This is a rare wood due to it’s age and manner of preservation. In the Great Flood, these trees were buried in masses of mud, silt, and vegetation, which preserved them for thousands of years. Today they are excavated from the ground, cut and dried and sold as an exotic wood. Kauri trees still exist today in small stands and are a protected species availa...

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Part 2: Celtic clock

02-17-2014 09:34 AM by Michael Anthony Zelonis | 2 comments »

Due to catastrophic structural failure during the carving process, I am laying this project to rest. While the breakout in the back was more severe than I thought it would be, I could work that out. Not so the splits in the outer wall of the piece. Although fun while it lasted ( I will be redoing this project in the future, but in walnut as I believe a harder wood will stand up to the stresses of the carving needed to accomplish the design), I will now be on to other projects, the Sawcliffe G...

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