Turning Archive 2007

Burl, or knot? (pic)

Bill Grumbine (Kutztown PA)
>Greetings all

A little while ago I posted pictures of a very ugly cherry tree stump that my father-in-law told me about. It was in the yard of his next door neighbor, and the tree had come down for the most part. All that was left was this very ugly stump. So, I called my good friend Dominic Greco, and between us, we got the thing carved up and into our trucks. Below is the first fruits of my share of the wood. I was thinking this might have been a burl. I am not sure, but at this point I really don't care! This is the most highly figured cherry I have ever seen.

Overall size is 7 1/2" high and 8" in diameter, with a wall thickness of 1/4". It was soaking wet when I turned it, and kinked a little as well as rippling a lot as it dried, but I am happy with it. It is finished with Bush Oil and buffed on a Beall system.

Thanks for taking a look.


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