Lidded hollow form turned from Maple Burl with African Blackwood finial lid (fixed0

December 7, 2022

The Maple Burl seen here was described to me by one of my most trusted suppliers of wood as "exhibition quality"---and I see no reason to disagree: Maple Burl just doesn't come any finer than this for turning. And African Blackwood (a member of the Rosewood family) is the perfect detail wood: extremely hard and dense, it is also very stable and takes extremely fine cuts with turning tools.

8" high x 2" diam