My brother-in-law gave me a very old and unknown burl this past weekend in the hopes that I could turn something out of it. This is the result. Once turning there was no mistaking the smell and texture of the wood, which is local to these parts: White Cedar. Very soft, extremely light weight and reminds me of handling drift wood.
I left the bottom of the bowl natural to show off all the worm holes and the remaining bark. The amazing thing about this burl is that each of the wings have a tight curl and yet the inside of the bowl is quilted! Never seen that before!
The bowl is 13 ¾” long x 10” wide x 3” high, sanded to 400 grit and has only one coat of Minwax Wipe-On Gloss Poly. Plan to apply additional coats and then buff.
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As always, your comments, critiques and opinions are welcomed!
Thanks for looking!