February 10, 2009 in Available Wood Index
5″ h, 8″ diameter Bark-edge Maple Burl $ 670
The creative process for this turned and sculpted piece was, not surprisingly, multi-stepped. I began by turning the rough exterior contour on a lathe and then drilling a 1 ¼” diameter hole into the top center. The final form was achieved by sculpting both the inside and the outside faces to produce the undulations.
I first saw this hunk of maple burl attached to a 2’ diameter tree that was 16’ long. That same piece of waste wood gave me material for a turned and sculpted vessel I created and named Black Hills, after the famous and mysterious Black Hills and Badlands of South Dakota.