Breezy Hill Turning

Turned Wood Art by Michael Foster

Scherk Series
Convoluted-1

Convoluted
A 5 story Scherk tower that has 3 perforations on each level like Tower IV with 90 degrees of twist and then the whole tower bent 360 degrees into a torus.
Available

Convoluted-2

Convoluted
Walnut, Acrylic, Waterlox, Microcrystalline wax,
Form is 11” x 4.25”
20” High on pedestal

Covoluted-3

Convoluted
Turned as a torus (donut) then carved to achieve the final form. The only thing left of the surface of the torus is the edge of the carving.

LostInSpace-15-150617

Lost In Space
A piece inspired by the Scherk forms, but not a true Scherk surface. Actually more of a hybrid of a Borromean Rings minimal surface and a Scherk surface.
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LostInSpace-24-150617

Lost In Space
Curly Red Maple, Waterlox
Stand is Red maple and India Ink
20"H x 11"W x 5" D

LostInSpace-4-150617

Lost In Space
Turned as a torus, then carved. All that is left of the torus is the edge of the form.

Involute-33-150314

Involute
A Scherk minimal surface with 3 perforations warped 360 degrees into the form of a torus and twisted 270 degrees. This twist generates a minimal surface confined within a toroid that is a non-orientable surface.
Available

Involute-6-150219

Involute
Curly Red Maple, 7.5” x 3.25”, Waterlox Stand is Cherry with Black leather dye 18” H with stand.

Involute-8-150219

Involute
Angled view

ScherkTowerVII-3-150617

Scherk Tower VII
A 5 story Scherk tower
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ScherkTowerVII-7-150617

Scherk Tower VII
Detail

ScherkTowerVII-9-150617

Scherk Tower VII
Box elder burl, dyes, Lacquer
3" x 3" x 7"

ScherkTowerVI-1-150617

Scherk Tower VI
A 5 story Scherk tower
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ScherkTowerVI-21-150617

Scherk Tower VI
Curly red maple, Waterlox
3" x3" 7"

ScherkTowerVI-9-150617

Scherk Tower VI
Detail view

ScherkTowerV-5-150617

Scherk Tower V
An 11 story Scherk tower with 33 perforations. Turned on 34 axes.
Available

ScherkTowerV-15-150617

Scherk Tower V
Detail View
Box Elder Burl, dyes, Waterlox
3" x 3" x 12"

ScherkTowerV-10-150617

Scherk Tower V
Top view

ScherkIV-2-150509

Scherk Tower IV
A 7 story Scherk tower with 3 perforations on each level and 90 degrees of twist
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ScherkIV-22-150509

Scherk Tower IV
Curly red maple, Waterlox finish
9" H x 5" D

ScherkIV-13-150509

Scherk Tower IV
Turned on 22 axes then carved to final form

ScherkIII-MichaelFoster-13

Scherk Tower III
An 11 story Scherk tower with 270 degrees of twist
Available

ScherkIII-MichaelFoster-20

Scherk Tower III
Redwood Burl, Epoxy, Waterlox
3"diam. x 12" tall

ScherkIII-MichaelFoster-10

Scherk Tower III
The piece mounted in the jig used to turn the form

ScherkTowerII-5-150413

Scherk Tower II
A 5 story Scherk tower
Available

ScherkTowerII-9-150413

Scherk Tower II
Elm Burl, Waterlox
2.5" x 2.5" x 9.5"

ScherkTowerII-2-150413

Scherk Tower II
Detail view

ScherkTower1-1-150325

Scherk Tower I
My first attempt at these forms, a 5 story Scherk Tower
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ScherkTower1-12-150325

Scherk Tower I
Box Elder Burl, Chestnut Dyes, Waterlox
2" x 2" x 6"

ScherkTower1-15-150325

Scherk Tower I
Detail view

Scherk Series