Cherry Burl Bowl (20WS35)
dimensions: 9" diam x 5" ht, 1/8" wall thickness
On display at my Hovland shop
Contact me at Pignolet@umn.edu if interested in this bowl
Detailed Info about bowl
This bowl was turned from a cherry burl from the UP of Michigan. The burl wrapped about 85% of the way around a log and was cut perpendicular to its axis as shown in an image above. This bowl was turned end-grain from the piece on the right of this image. The live bark edge of the bowl follows the outer contours of the burl, and the pith of the log is near the center of the bowl. This bowl experienced some warping during drying which adds a nice small twist to the bowl. There were also some minor checks in the burl which extended slightly into the bowl. One is easily seen in the top view. These were sealed and stabilized with cyanoacrylate resin. Such small checks are common in cherry burls and are completely stable after sealing. The bottom of the bowl was re-turned to provide an un-warped base. I like the natural warping in green turned wood. The grain figuring is best described as mottled agate and bird’s eye within red-orange regions. There are also small rays of curl just below the bark. The overall effect is stunning. The darker bark edge gives a jagged frame around the top of the bowl. The bowl was turned end-grain using handheld tools on a lathe from green wood, dried for several months, and sanded to 600 grit. The bowl was sealed with two coats of tung oil, hand sanded after each coat, and finished with a buffed thin coat of beeswax and walnut oil. This finish is considered food-safe but it is best used for artistic display. This bowl should last for hundreds of years and improve gracefully with age. Cherry darkens with age, giving a rich patina.
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.