A Small Cherry Burl

A friend brought me a small cherry burl shown in the next two photos. The second photo shows the burl cut into two pieces set up for turning two end-grain bowls. I turned these during the Art Along the Lake Studio tour last week as demonstration turnings.

The gallery below shows the process of turning similar bowls from the two pieces. The bowls are each about 10" in diameter at the top and 5.5" in height. There are different ways to turn a burl like this. I like the end-grain approach since it shows the burl emerging out of the log. This is best seen in the top view of the bowls. Visitors to my shop last week were able to see the difference between burl wood and the usual circular grain pattern in a log, all in one bowl.




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