Hand-turned maple wood bowls made from the tree planted in honor of Elder Joseph Brackett, composer of “Simple Gifts,” and trees planted by Brother Delmer Wilson.

Shaker Wildflower Honey and Hand-turned Honey Dipper
“Brother Delmer” Hand-Turned Honey Dipper
Hand turned honey dipper of rock maple from our “Brother Delmer” trees by our friend Peter Asselyn of Durham, Maine. One of Sabbathday Lake’s Brother Delmer Wilson’s landmark maple trees planted in front of the Ministry’s Shop in 1898 became dangerously rotten from damage sustained long ago from a severe lightning strike. In 2016, Brother Arnold had it entirely removed along with another monumental maple tree in the front right corner of the Shaker Cemetery, believed to have been planted by Brother Delmer between 1920 and 1935. Four young maples have been planted in place of those two 1898 trees recently cut and two others cut several years ago. Although sad to lose Brother Delmer’s trees, we are excited that their wood didn’t go to waste. Peter Asselyn, expert woodturner and long-time friend of Shaker Village, turned out all sizes of bowls and honey dippers from the recently-removed landmark trees planted by Brother Delmer. We are deeply grateful for Peter’s willingness, appreciation, and commitment to honor the Shaker legacy through his own talents. Satin-smooth finish. *Please note, your honey dipper will be inscribed "Brother Delmer".
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"Brother Delmer" Maple Hand Turned Bowls
“Brother Delmer” Hand-turned Maple Bowls
One of Sabbathday Lake's Brother Delmer Wilson’s landmark maple trees planted in front of the Ministry’s Shop in 1898 became dangerously rotten from damage sustained long ago from a severe lightning strike. In 2016, Brother Arnold had it entirely removed along with another monumental maple tree in the front right corner of the Shaker Cemetery, believed to have been planted by Brother Delmer between 1920 and 1935. Four young maples have been planted in place of those two 1898 trees recently cut and two others cut several years ago. Although sad to lose Brother Delmer’s trees, we are excited that their wood didn't go to waste. Peter Asselyn, expert woodturner and long-time friend of Shaker Village, turned out all sizes of bowls from the recently-removed landmark trees planted by Brother Delmer. We are deeply grateful for Peter’s willingness, appreciation, and commitment to honor the Shaker legacy through his own talents. Each bowl is signed on the bottom. Depths and natural patterns on the bowls vary. Highly-limited supply, subject to availability. Live-edge bowls are also available, photos can be emailed by request.
  • 7” diameter   $40
  • 8” diameter  $60
  • 9" diameter $70
  • 10" diameter $80
  • 11” diameter $90
  • 12" diameter $160
  • 14" diameter $200
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Shaker Wildflower Honey and Hand-turned Honey Dipper
“Elder Joseph” Hand-Turned Honey Dipper
Hand turned of rock maple from our tree “Elder Joseph” by our friend Peter Asselyn of Durham, Maine.  In 1898, the Shakers planted a maple tree to honor the life of Elder Joseph Brackett (1797-1882) who is perhaps best-known as the composer in 1848 of the famous Shaker song, Simple Gifts.  This monumental maple tree stood in the middle of Shaker Village for 116-years before it had to be removed. The wood from each limb was carefully cut and set aside for friend Peter to turn into bowls and honey dippers. Satin-smooth finish.
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“Elder Joseph” Hand-turned Maple Bowls
“Elder Joseph” Hand-turned Maple Bowls
In 1898, the Shakers planted a maple tree to honor the life of Elder Joseph Brackett (1797-1882) who is perhaps best-known as the composer in 1848 of the famous Shaker song, Simple Gifts.   This monumental maple tree stood in the middle of Shaker Village for 116-years before it had to be removed.  The wood from each limb was carefully cut and set aside for friend Peter Asselyn of Durham, Maine, who has hand-turned dozens of beautiful bowls in various sizes to memorialize “Elder Joseph”, both the man and the tree. Highly-limited supply subject to availability.
  • 7” diameter   $40 Sold Out
  • 8” diameter  $60 Sold Out
  • 9" diameter $70 Sold Out
  • 10” diameter $80 Sold Out
  • 11” diameter $140  Sold Out
  • 12" diameter $160
  • 14" diameter $200 Sold Out
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Hand Turned Maple Bowl from Shaker Tree
“Elder Joseph” 12″ Hand Turned Maple Bowl
In 1898, the Shakers planted a maple tree to honor the life of Elder Joseph Brackett (1797-1882) who is perhaps best-known as the composer in 1848 of the famous Shaker song, Simple Gifts. This monumental maple tree stood in the middle of Shaker Village for 116-years before it had to be removed. The wood from each limb was carefully cut and set aside for friend Peter Asselyn of Durham, Maine, who has hand-turned dozens of beautiful bowls in various sizes to memorialize “Elder Joseph”, both the man and the tree. Measures approximately 12" in diameter. You will receive the exact bowl pictured here.
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"Elder Joseph" Live Edge Maple Bowl
“Elder Joseph” Hand-turned Live Edge Maple Bowl (C)
In 1898, the Shakers planted a maple tree to honor the life of Elder Joseph Brackett (1797-1882) who is perhaps best-known as the composer in 1848 of the famous Shaker song, Simple Gifts. This monumental maple tree stood in the middle of Shaker Village for 116-years before it had to be removed. The wood from each limb was carefully cut and set aside for friend Peter Asselyn of Durham, Maine, who has hand-turned dozens of beautiful bowls in various sizes to memorialize “Elder Joseph”, both the man and the tree. Measures approximately 10" x 9" x 3" You will receive the exact bowl pictured here.
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"Elder Joseph" Live Edge Maple Bowl
“Elder Joseph” Hand-turned Live Edge Maple Bowl (D)
In 1898, the Shakers planted a maple tree to honor the life of Elder Joseph Brackett (1797-1882) who is perhaps best-known as the composer in 1848 of the famous Shaker song, Simple Gifts. This monumental maple tree stood in the middle of Shaker Village for 116-years before it had to be removed. The wood from each limb was carefully cut and set aside for friend Peter Asselyn of Durham, Maine, who has hand-turned dozens of beautiful bowls in various sizes to memorialize “Elder Joseph”, both the man and the tree. Measures approximately 10" x 9" x 3" *Please note that this bowl has a natural split under the live edge on one side. You can see it when enlarging the first image. You will receive the exact bowl pictured here.
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"Elder Joseph" Live Edge Maple Bowl
“Elder Joseph” Hand-turned Live Edge Maple Bowl (F)
In 1898, the Shakers planted a maple tree to honor the life of Elder Joseph Brackett (1797-1882) who is perhaps best-known as the composer in 1848 of the famous Shaker song, Simple Gifts. This monumental maple tree stood in the middle of Shaker Village for 116-years before it had to be removed. The wood from each limb was carefully cut and set aside for friend Peter Asselyn of Durham, Maine, who has hand-turned dozens of beautiful bowls in various sizes to memorialize “Elder Joseph”, both the man and the tree. Measures approximately 8" x 7" x 2.5" You will receive the exact bowl pictured here.
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Chris Becksvoort Shaker Tea Cabinet
Chris Becksvoort – “Elder Joseph” Six-Pack Shaker Tea Cabinet
Made of rock maple (Acer saccharum) from the 1898 "Elder Joseph Brackett" tree at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village. In 1898, the Shakers planted a maple tree to honor the life of Elder Joseph Brackett (1797-1882) who is perhaps best-known as the composer in 1848 of the famous Shaker song, Simple Gifts.   This monumental maple tree stood in the middle of Shaker Village for 116-years before it had to be removed.  The wood from each limb was carefully cut and set aside for our wood-working friends. Chris Becksvoort designed this unique and limited edition tea caddy to fit 6 Shaker tea tins perfectly. It is hand dovetailed with solid brass hinges, a cherry knob, magnetic closure, and old swirly glass on the door. It mounts to your wall with an invisible French cleat. Comes loaded with 6 of our top-selling tea tins: Camomile, Ginger Lemon, Lavender, Lemon Blend, Mint Blend, and Rosehips or ask for your favorites and we will be happy to switch them out. Measures 17" x 4 3/4" x 4 3/4". Signed on the back panel, highly limited edition of 3. Chris is an internationally-known, master cabinetmaker and a long-time friend and neighbor of the Community. He teaches wood working workshops with us each season.
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Hand Turned Maple Bowl from Shaker Tree
“Brother Delmer” 10″ Hand Turned Maple Bowl
*You will receive the exact bowl pictured here. One of Sabbathday Lake’s Brother Delmer Wilson’s landmark maple trees planted in front of the Ministry’s Shop in 1898 became dangerously rotten from damage sustained long ago from a severe lightning strike. In 2016, Brother Arnold had it entirely removed along with another monumental maple tree in the front right corner of the Shaker Cemetery, believed to have been planted by Brother Delmer between 1920 and 1935. Four young maples have been planted in place of those two 1898 trees recently cut and two others cut several years ago. Although sad to lose Brother Delmer’s trees, we are excited that their wood didn’t go to waste. Peter Asselyn, expert woodturner and long-time friend of Shaker Village, turned out all sizes of bowls from the recently-removed landmark trees planted by Brother Delmer. We are deeply grateful for Peter’s willingness, appreciation, and commitment to honor the Shaker legacy through his own talents. This bowl measures approximately 10" in diameter and is signed on the bottom. *You will receive the exact bowl pictured here.
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Hand Turned Maple Bowl from Shaker Tree
“Brother Delmer” 12″ Live Edge Hand Turned Maple Bowl
*You will receive the exact bowl pictured here. One of Sabbathday Lake’s Brother Delmer Wilson’s landmark maple trees planted in front of the Ministry’s Shop in 1898 became dangerously rotten from damage sustained long ago from a severe lightning strike. In 2016, Brother Arnold had it entirely removed along with another monumental maple tree in the front right corner of the Shaker Cemetery, believed to have been planted by Brother Delmer between 1920 and 1935. Four young maples have been planted in place of those two 1898 trees recently cut and two others cut several years ago. Although sad to lose Brother Delmer’s trees, we are excited that their wood didn’t go to waste. Peter Asselyn, expert woodturner and long-time friend of Shaker Village, turned out all sizes of bowls from the recently-removed landmark trees planted by Brother Delmer. We are deeply grateful for Peter’s willingness, appreciation, and commitment to honor the Shaker legacy through his own talents. This bowl measures approximately 12" in diameter and is signed on the bottom. Features a live edge which is the actual bark from this tree. *You will receive the exact bowl pictured here.
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Hand Turned Maple Bowl from Shaker Tree
“Brother Delmer” 14″ Hand Turned Maple Bowl
*You will receive the exact bowl pictured here. One of Sabbathday Lake’s Brother Delmer Wilson’s landmark maple trees planted in front of the Ministry’s Shop in 1898 became dangerously rotten from damage sustained long ago from a severe lightning strike. In 2016, Brother Arnold had it entirely removed along with another monumental maple tree in the front right corner of the Shaker Cemetery, believed to have been planted by Brother Delmer between 1920 and 1935. Four young maples have been planted in place of those two 1898 trees recently cut and two others cut several years ago. Although sad to lose Brother Delmer’s trees, we are excited that their wood didn’t go to waste. Peter Asselyn, expert woodturner and long-time friend of Shaker Village, turned out all sizes of bowls from the recently-removed landmark trees planted by Brother Delmer. We are deeply grateful for Peter’s willingness, appreciation, and commitment to honor the Shaker legacy through his own talents. This bowl measures approximately 14" in diameter and is signed on the bottom. *You will receive the exact bowl pictured here.
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Hand Turned Maple Bowl from Shaker Tree
“Brother Delmer” 7″ Hand Turned Maple Bowl
*You will receive the exact bowl pictured here. One of Sabbathday Lake’s Brother Delmer Wilson’s landmark maple trees planted in front of the Ministry’s Shop in 1898 became dangerously rotten from damage sustained long ago from a severe lightning strike. In 2016, Brother Arnold had it entirely removed along with another monumental maple tree in the front right corner of the Shaker Cemetery, believed to have been planted by Brother Delmer between 1920 and 1935. Four young maples have been planted in place of those two 1898 trees recently cut and two others cut several years ago. Although sad to lose Brother Delmer’s trees, we are excited that their wood didn’t go to waste. Peter Asselyn, expert woodturner and long-time friend of Shaker Village, turned out all sizes of bowls from the recently-removed landmark trees planted by Brother Delmer. We are deeply grateful for Peter’s willingness, appreciation, and commitment to honor the Shaker legacy through his own talents. This bowl measures approximately 7" in diameter and is signed on the bottom. *You will receive the exact bowl pictured here.
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Hand Turned Maple Bowl from Shaker Tree
“Brother Delmer” 8″ Hand Turned Maple Bowl
*You will receive the exact bowl pictured here. One of Sabbathday Lake’s Brother Delmer Wilson’s landmark maple trees planted in front of the Ministry’s Shop in 1898 became dangerously rotten from damage sustained long ago from a severe lightning strike. In 2016, Brother Arnold had it entirely removed along with another monumental maple tree in the front right corner of the Shaker Cemetery, believed to have been planted by Brother Delmer between 1920 and 1935. Four young maples have been planted in place of those two 1898 trees recently cut and two others cut several years ago. Although sad to lose Brother Delmer’s trees, we are excited that their wood didn’t go to waste. Peter Asselyn, expert woodturner and long-time friend of Shaker Village, turned out all sizes of bowls from the recently-removed landmark trees planted by Brother Delmer. We are deeply grateful for Peter’s willingness, appreciation, and commitment to honor the Shaker legacy through his own talents. This bowl measures approximately 8" in diameter and is signed on the bottom. *You will receive the exact bowl pictured here.
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Hand Turned Maple Bowl from Shaker Tree
“Brother Delmer” 9″ Hand Turned Maple Bowl
*You will receive the exact bowl pictured here. One of Sabbathday Lake’s Brother Delmer Wilson’s landmark maple trees planted in front of the Ministry’s Shop in 1898 became dangerously rotten from damage sustained long ago from a severe lightning strike. In 2016, Brother Arnold had it entirely removed along with another monumental maple tree in the front right corner of the Shaker Cemetery, believed to have been planted by Brother Delmer between 1920 and 1935. Four young maples have been planted in place of those two 1898 trees recently cut and two others cut several years ago. Although sad to lose Brother Delmer’s trees, we are excited that their wood didn’t go to waste. Peter Asselyn, expert woodturner and long-time friend of Shaker Village, turned out all sizes of bowls from the recently-removed landmark trees planted by Brother Delmer. We are deeply grateful for Peter’s willingness, appreciation, and commitment to honor the Shaker legacy through his own talents. This bowl measures approximately 9" in diameter and is signed on the bottom. *You will receive the exact bowl pictured here.
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Hand Turned Maple Bowl from Shaker Tree
“Brother Delmer” 9″ Hand Turned Maple Bowl
*You will receive the exact bowl pictured here. One of Sabbathday Lake’s Brother Delmer Wilson’s landmark maple trees planted in front of the Ministry’s Shop in 1898 became dangerously rotten from damage sustained long ago from a severe lightning strike. In 2016, Brother Arnold had it entirely removed along with another monumental maple tree in the front right corner of the Shaker Cemetery, believed to have been planted by Brother Delmer between 1920 and 1935. Four young maples have been planted in place of those two 1898 trees recently cut and two others cut several years ago. Although sad to lose Brother Delmer’s trees, we are excited that their wood didn’t go to waste. Peter Asselyn, expert woodturner and long-time friend of Shaker Village, turned out all sizes of bowls from the recently-removed landmark trees planted by Brother Delmer. We are deeply grateful for Peter’s willingness, appreciation, and commitment to honor the Shaker legacy through his own talents. This bowl measures approximately 9" in diameter and is signed on the bottom. *You will receive the exact bowl pictured here.
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Hand Turned Maple Bowl from Shaker Tree
“Brother Delmer” Hand Turned Spalted Maple Bowl
*You will receive the exact bowl pictured here. One of Sabbathday Lake’s Brother Delmer Wilson’s landmark maple trees planted in front of the Ministry’s Shop in 1898 became dangerously rotten from damage sustained long ago from a severe lightning strike. In 2016, Brother Arnold had it entirely removed along with another monumental maple tree in the front right corner of the Shaker Cemetery, believed to have been planted by Brother Delmer between 1920 and 1935. Four young maples have been planted in place of those two 1898 trees recently cut and two others cut several years ago. Although sad to lose Brother Delmer’s trees, we are excited that their wood didn’t go to waste. Peter Asselyn, expert woodturner and long-time friend of Shaker Village, turned out all sizes of bowls from the recently-removed landmark trees planted by Brother Delmer. We are deeply grateful for Peter’s willingness, appreciation, and commitment to honor the Shaker legacy through his own talents. This bowl measures approximately 10.5" in diameter with an exquisite natural design in spalted maple and is signed on the bottom. *You will receive the exact bowl pictured here.
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