Project Description

Beautiful Bowls by Jim McLain of Socorro, New Mexico

This piece is made from Chinese Pistache, a very hard wood to cure without cracking because it moves a lot. Pentacryl allows me to cure it with the pith included. Drying wood in New Mexico is quite a challenge but Pentacryl is a big help.


“Mountain Juniper”:


Alligator Juniper, from McLain’s “Chaco” Series. Also turned with the pith included:


“Chaco Passages” sphere. Alligator Juniper with the pith included:

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From the “Chaco” series, this wood is Alligator Juniper:

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