Got a few turnings off the lathe this week.
Maple Burl Bowl
Figured Maple Bowl
This platter looks like maple burl but it isn't. It had a very spicy smell when I turned it. The seller I bought it from told me it is marble wood. A search for this species indicated this is not a species name but a reference to the burl. Soooo
And the last one is not really a turned piece but thought I would throw it in for good measure. It's a nameplate for our house. The Mandarin Ducks were done by my good wife and the lettering by yours truly. Symbolism abounds; the mandarin ducks mate for life, the reeds stand for, well my name in pronuciation and of course the water fowl habitat and finally the light green reed represents my daughter - stay with me on this folks - whose name Nina means new leaf in Japanese.
Thanks for looking and sorry for the long post.