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Hall Mule - Zebra Wood
Item #: ds046
Materials: Zebra, cow hide, aluminum
Size: 34" wide x 18" high x 14" deep
Date Produced: 2007
Description:I think if you had to pick a piece that was the beginning, the start of it all, it would be the hall mule. It was something I felt I had to make. To engineer the top of this piece a three inch piece of zebra wood was required...in order to get the smooth wavy, very tactile, surface tension of the wood — like a petrified wooden ocean. This piece is one in a long line of hall mules that started back in the 1990s. In fact, the second hall mule I ever made was purchased by Edward Moulthrop (1916-2003), "the father of modern woodturning", an honor that I perhaps only truly appreciate now. It was 1998, I believe, my first Chicago SOFA show.