Turned spire of Maple Burl and Cocobolo Rosewood

October 18, 2023

This turned sculptural spire was turned from Maple Burl and Cocobolo Rosewood (from tropical America), a combination of woods for which I have a particular fondness. Maple Burl [Acernegundo (family: Aceracea)]is an extraordinary turningwood, varying highly in grain qualities, color,spalting (the fungal and bacterial formations that often give burl its distinctive patterning),and degrees of bark and other enclosures. Cocobolo Rosewood [Dalbergia retusa] is sometimes called the "queen" of the Rosewoods. Cocobolo has long been prized for its beautiful color, grain, and the high finish it produces.  

9" high x 2" dia