Sunday, 09 March 2014 23:04

Maple Burl

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A defect on a Maple tree held the promise of something special. The swelling started from some injury or insect bite I suppose. As the tree built layer after layer of protective tissue, the grain took on the definition of the burl. 

Unlike a bowl created on a lathe, this bowl follows the natural boundaries of the burl. It is irregular.  I used a small rotary cutter with chain saw teeth to hollow the burl to a thin shell. I left piece of the bark around the edge making a ragged top. 

Additional Info

  • Wood: Maple
  • Finish: Wax
  • Dimensions: 10" long
  • Status: Sold
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