Monday, March 27, 2017
Pacific Madrone Burl (Arbutus menziesii). This was in my Father's shop and when he passed in 2008, it came to my shop shortly thereafter and I have been moving it around my shop to different places. Only because it was from my Dad's shop kept me from throwing it away.
turn the burl, my only regret is I did not take a picture before I started. The bowl is 13" in diameter and 3.5" deep. The wood has been kicked around a shop for at least 20 yrs. and is very dry, cracked and badly checked. There was even termite channels in the wood. This has turned out to be a very usual piece, I am very glad I did not make firewood out of it.