Oct 10, 2008: Woodworker Phil

Posted by Adam James on December 05, 2014 4 Comments

Phil Lewis Day, a local guy who works wonders with wood, stopped by to show us some of his creations.  The basket below is made out of many pieces of firewood glued together and then polished smooth in a lathe... its design was inspired by Native American woven baskets.

The basket below is made out of curly maple. Occasionally big leaf maple trees have 'curly' grain... no one knows what makes the trees grow this way. Locals also call curly maple 'music wood,' because it's often used to make guitars, or 'wavy-gravy,' because it's so valuable.

Phil put the band-aid in to prevent the wood from checking.

Phil is the first person to be featured in our new category: Lilliwaup Locals

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Posted by rdh on December 05, 2014

Lissa this is great !

Posted by Oyster Fan on December 05, 2014

It’s just the basic wordpress theme, but I modified it a little bit.

Posted by guitar bodies on December 05, 2014

hello! Can I ask what theme are you using in your blog? thanks!

Posted by Bruce on December 05, 2014

Those are absolutely wonderful pieces. They seem to define the roots of PNW art. Thanks for sharing Phil’s art.

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