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September 19th, 2020


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Adam Cottrill
Tara, Ontario, Canada

About Adam

Like most woodturners, Adam started out as a 'flat' wood worker making rectilinear furniture and cabinets. Inspired by turners such as Richard Raffan, Chris Stott, Ray Key and Mike Stafford, Adam likes to turn boxes most of the time. There is just something about the blend of form, precision, and the element of risk. No two boxes are ever the same, and none are truly safe until they are completely done and off the lathe. Although he turn boxes most often, he regularly turn all sorts of things from pens to platters and his turnings are in collections across North America, Europe, and Australia.


For more information on Adam's work, you can contact Adam at racottrill@gmail.com or view Adam's web site at http://adamcottrill.com.

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Walnut box with curly maple inlay

Walnut box with curly maple inlay

This box is turned from a straight grain piece of walnut and has an exceptionally tight grained piece of curly maple inlaid into the top. The inlay was done using Chris Stotts window technique - which makes the inlay visible on the underside of the lid.

© Adam Cottrill


Big Leaf Maple Burl and Resin Box

This box is turned out of hybrid blank that is half big leaf maple burl and half alumilite resin. The big leaf maple burl has been stabilized with heat activated resin, while the alumilte has been infused with cranberry colour mica powder that shimmers with a three-dimensional quality. A small bead adorns the lid where it meets the base, and the lid has pleasant suction fit. Beside the small bead, the form is unadorned, letting the beauty of the wood and resin speak for themselves. Finished with Cyanoacrylate (super glue) and buffed to a high gloss.

© Adam Cottrill

Big Leaf Maple Burl and Resin Box

Pau Ferro onion top box

Pau Ferro onion top box

This onion topped box is turned from Pau Ferro and features a pop-fit lid. Texturing on the underside of the lid and the bottom of the box provide a little surprise when the box is handled and open. This box is perfect for keeping your jewellery safe and sound.

© Adam Cottrill


Quina Box

This box is turned from quina (Myroxylon peruiferum) also known as Argentine Sandalwood. It features a domed lid with a subtle ogee profile. The edges of the lid flare out slightly to make easier to remove, and a delicate bead decorates the seam between the lid and the base

© Adam Cottrill

Quina Box

Large Curly Silver Maple Platter

Large Curly Silver Maple Platter

This is platter is turned from a spectacularly figured piece of curly silver maple (Acer saccharinum) Finished with several coats of polymerized tung oil and then buffed. 17.25" in diameter, 2.5" high.

© Adam Cottrill


Curly Maple Box

This is a classic, heart shaped from turned from curly and spalted hard maple. The walls of this box are exceptionally thin and the lid has a pleasant suction fit. The inside of the lid and the box bottom are both textured providing a little surprise when the box is handled.

© Adam Cottrill

Curly Maple Box
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