Artwork in different woods

14 July 2011 kl 13:00

Klaus Kralovec is an artist who has chosen to work in wood. By gluing together different types of woods into blocks and then plane and process the material, he creates beautiful designs and unique products. In his workshop stands a four-sided planer/molder.

Klaus Kralovec showed his works in wood at Ligna fair. Here he shows a different pen holder that has become popular in Germany.
IThe workshop a four-sided planer/molderis used to produce the products.
Photo: Private homepage
This box for notepads is just one example of the wide range of products. The warm surface is achieved by oiling and waxing.
Photo: Private homepage

We met Klaus at Ligna trade fair in Germany. His big booth was well attended and the products he shows is both unique and beautiful.

Colors and patterns in wood
The gluing technique he uses gives the wood color and pattern. And by several washes, processing of oils and waxes, he gives the products a smooth, velvety finish. Types of wood he uses is often pear, elm, yew, cherry and walnut.

Useful arts
These products are not only beautiful but also useful. The range of products including glass and pot stand, pens, pen holders and bottle holders.
Please visit Klaus Kralovec´s website, you will find a lot of pictures - from both the workshop and of exciting products. The link provided below:

Many say wood is a fantastic material. Wood artist Anders Ölund shows that there is truth to this claim. He is a furniture maker apart from the norm.  He creates large-scale works of art out of elm that he cuts himself. Let yourself be inspired…

Treated timber often contains toxic metals such as arsenic, chromium and copper. Use less harmful alternatives as extensively as possible when you are building something in your garden, and you will protect both yourself and the environment. As a sawmill owner you have the possibility of making use of the heartwood when you are sawing cypress, cedar, pine or larch.

Darrell Fox bought an Logosol M7 sawmill with an electric power head a few years back. At the time he was “locked into a job on Oahu,” and milling lumber was a good way to get back to what he really wanted to do in his off time – working with tropical hardwoods. In 2009, things changed dramatically for Darrell. His M7 became a part of a bigger organization, as did he. He writes us:

When a small planer shop receives a big order it meets with a great problem. What should you do with all the planer shavings?  Lennart Eriksson solved this problem with a briquette press. The compressed shavings became easier to handle and in addition he got a product he could sell.

When Maine fell ill and was no longer able to manage stairs, her husband Bo decided to build a log house where his wife would be able to live a quality life. He built a new one-level house with a 245 square metre floor plan. And today Maine is doing so well that she is able to fully enjoy the results.

It only takes an hour or two from log to completed bench. Use a chainsaw, folding rule, set square, hammer, and nails – and do not be unecessarily careful, you will get a good result anyway!

When you purchase knives from Logosol for your planing machine or moulder, you will get the added benefit of easier installation.
”All knives have the same base, which means that you don’t have to change the setting when changing knife,” says Martin Lindqvist at Toolbox.