Ryan Kvande

"All of my work is conceptualized and handmade by me. I draw the sculptures onto wood, then cut them out with a scroll saw. I round the edges with a router and do the final shaping with a belt sander. Each part must be meticulously  measured. I use a laser accurate drill press to achieve the level  of precision needed. The entire piece is then sanded by hand. I apply wood dye instead of stain because it penetrates and brings out more grain detail. Then finish it with Tung which brings out the wood grain even more and is highly resistant to water. I use instrument grade sealed stainless steel ball bearings to help achieve the longest spin times possible. The end result is a truly unique, interesting sculpture." 

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