Spalted Aspen Burl  Bowl (22WS21) SOLD

Spalted Aspen Burl Bowl (22WS21) SOLD

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  • Detailed Info about bowl

    This bowl was turned from an aspen burl that came from the Grand Marais, Minnesota, area. The burl was obtained from local loggers. An image of the trimmed burl is shown below. Aspen burls are very rare. I have never seen one in a growing tree! This burl has jagged and knobby bark which accounts for the very irregular bark edge of the bowl. Aspen burls are always difficult to turn due to decay and separation of many of the grain lines. These grain lines need frequent stabilization during turning. This burl also had many soft areas and worm holes. These were stabilized with CA resin and wood powder. This burl also had several voids and inclusions. I probably should not have turned this burl, but the prospect of unusual spalting and the rarity of aspen burl gave me incentive to go ahead. The wood has stunning grain figuring that includes wavy grain lines, tight swirls, golden to brown-red colors, and contrasting light areas that contain flame/curl figuring (chatoyance). There is also spalting that sho