One of the great things about being a woodturner is that I’m constantly being offered different kinds of wood – sometimes even a whole tree (IF I agree to take it all away, of course….) Most of the time, I politely decline the offer. But occasionally something really unique comes along. Such was the case at a show last fall.
A couple approached me saying they had a decently sized maple burl sitting their garage for a number of years and asked if I could make something from it. After studying the burl for a week or so and further discussion with the client, we agreed on a wooden pot that would preserve the overall shape of the original burl.
These pictures show the progression from the original piece through to the finished product. (I’m happy to say that the client was delighted with the result!)