....the snack lady.
While the lathe was being cleaned off (stuff piled onto the table saw) for the swap project, this piece of burl stabbed me in the arm for the last time and got turned into a little box for the missus.
Yesterday, I mounted it between centers using a screw chuck into the burl end with a short enough hole that the screw bottomed out before the prickles on the cap got damaged. Roughed out the outside, added a tennon and then sawed off the burl cap with a thin kerf pull saw, leaving the screw attached to the cap for re-turning later. Mounted the bottom blank securely in the chuck and hollowed it out with the Kobra.
This burl has been dry for years and was hard as a rock. Cleaned up the inside with a heavy drop nose scraper and a sanding pad on the end of a forstner extension. A little lip will mesh with the top. Sanded to 360 and applied a coat of Watco natural.
Buffed it out today with tripoli, white diamond and Renaissance wax. I needed to cover up the hole made by the screw chuck and gave the missus a choice of burl or ebony. She liked the ebony one better. With all the burl in this I probably should have played with some Transtint dye, but it came out OK anyways.
Turned out roughly 6 3/4" wide and 8 1/2" high. I think it will see duty as an M&M container next to the snack lady's chair....just out of my reach. Thanks for looking.