Amazing Bark Edged White Cedar Burl Bowl (20WS21)
dimensions: 10.25" diameter, 9.5" height, 1/2" wall thickness
On display at my Hovland shop
Contact me at Pignolet@umn.edu if interested in this bowl
Detailed Info about bowl
This white cedar burl came from the UP of Michigan and has the most amazing thick and knobby bark. The burl is shown in in images above. The burl also had a lot of decay, making it very difficult to turn. I struggled with this one for an entire day. The decay is mostly just under the base of the bowl, probably the worst place for turning. The resulting bowl is beautiful with unusual colors (brown, gold, green, and blue) and the most amazing thick bark edge. The wavy and colorful patterns are unusual and look a landscape scene in Iceland. The decayed parts of the bowl are jagged dark areas and holes. Some of the holes were caused by worms. The beauty of the wood kept me going. It was very difficult keeping the base on this bowl. The bowl was also very difficult to sand since the areas near the decay are jagged and shredded many expensive Merka Abranet sanding disks. I was a bit crazy to take this one to completion, but the final result is truly amazing and breath taking. The bowl was turned from green wood using handheld tools on a lathe. It was dried for several months and then sanded to 600 grit. I generally re-turn the bottom of bowls to remove warping that usually happens during the drying. That was not possible with this bowl, so I hand sanded the bottom to give a good result. The bowl was sealed with several applications of a pure tung oil and citrus solvent mix. The bowl was next treated with a beeswax/walnut oil mix, dried, and buffed to give a deep luster appearance. This is a very unique bowl for many reasons. It is for people who really appreciate the natural beauty of wood with all its rustic charm. The bowl actually has a majestic look.
RETURN AND REFUND POLICY
All my bowls are can be returned for a full refund if you are unsatisfied for any reason within 60 days. You must only pay the return shipping.
Laminated Info Card
All of my bowls come with a laminated card with images of the bowl and burl, a complete description of the bowl and making process, and the artist's bio on the back side. There is no price on the card so it can be used if the bowl is given as a gift.