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Eric Reeves Woodturner



Regular price $150.00 USD
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This display piece has been turned from an especially fine and quite various piece of Buckeye Burl. All the unusual features of Buckeye Burl are in evidence in one place or another, making this an exemplary turning with which to display the wood. (The stand shown is included.)

Buckeye and related species are native to the eastern and western United States. Much of it comes from California, hence the botanical name of this species, Aesculus californica. The timber from California and Oregon is not particularly interesting underground, but once above ground, Buckeye burl more than makes up for this: the wood is soft, with a palette of grays, whites, blacks, and some brown and orange. This all comes from the oxidizing of underground minerals the burl has absorbed. The patterns that are generated by these colors are simply spectacular, like no other burlwood in the world. The variations and shapes in the figure are endlessly fascinating.

The turning was finely sanded and sealed; after sealing, Danish oil was rubbed into the wood, followed by hand-rubbing with a combination of carnauba and beeswax in a light solvent. This finish has what I think is a very light and transparent quality.

12" dia x 2" h

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