Sculptural form turned from Australian Gold Mallee Burl cap, with African Blackwood finial base

September 27, 2020

This was an especially challenging burl cap to work with, given how it had been cut when harvested. Australian Gold Mallee Burl caps are very difficult to work in any event, given how hard and dense they are. But their beauty of color and figure inevitably makes the effort worthwhile! This sculptural form is supported by a beautiful turned finial base of African Blackwood, the premier detail wood available to woodturners.

9" wide (at widest) x 5" high