Hollow form turned from Maple Burl

October 5, 2021

Maple Burl is one of the most prized woods in woodworking--and among those who enjoy wood craft art. This piece, though small, comes as close as possible to perfection. It began with a piece of Maple Burl my wood dealer called "exhibition quality" (his highest rating of wood quality). The profile seems to me perfect for the size of the piece, and it has been fully hollowed through an exceedingly small hole at the top of the turning. Perfection is always the goal in woodturning---but it is rarely fully realized.

3" h. x. 2.75" dia