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Rustic Silver Maple Burl Bowl (20SF30) SOLD

Rustic Silver Maple Burl Bowl (20SF30) SOLD

dimensions:  21" - 16" at top x 4.5" ht, 1/2" wall thickness

Sold 6/14/21

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  • Detailed Info about bowl

    This bowl was turned from a large silver maple burl that came from the Minneapolis area. The tree was decayed, but the burl was solid with areas of insect and worm activity. An image of the burl attached to my Stuby lathe, is shown above. The burl was turned so the top edge of the bowl preserves the interesting outer shape of the burl. This live edge preserves a lot of the bark. The bowl is large with nice figuring and colors from spalting, a lot of shimmering chatoyance, and areas that preserved the worm and insect holes and trails. These features create an amazing effect since they combine a natural rustic scene with elegant glowing chatoyance. Chatoyance is the shimmering curly effect seen in minerals (tiger eye, moonstone) and seashells (mother of pearl). It is highly valued in wood. This bowl will certainly stimulate conversation. It is one of the more unusual bowls I have turned. All of the insect and worm markings are stabilized with a wood sealer. This bowl was turned from almost dry wood and left to stabilize for several months. The bowl was sanded to 600 grit and 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 so the bowl could be used for holding food like fruit, nuts or vegetables, but it is best suited for display. This large bowl would be a great centerpiece for a table. 


    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.

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