Bowl turned from Figured Myrtle

August 9, 2022

Myrtle is a wonderful turning wood from California and Oregon [Umbellularia californica (family Myrtaceae)]. While it is sometimes rather bland, in its highly figured form---as in this turning---it has wonderfully subtle figure and beautiful iridescent color. Using a gouge to give the wood form requires an exceptional sharp tool. The subtlety of figure and color the makes this wood especially difficult to give full justice in photographs, but I have tried here!

4.25 dia x 2.5" high