|Project by Trillium||posted 05-29-2011 01:41 AM||902 views||0 times favorited||0 comments|
Another Mallee burl… Im gonna guess this one is actually Brown Malle..there just isnt a hint of red anywhere in it. Why is this stuff not more popular and available in the U.S.? This stuff is incredile with the grain patterns and colors…not to mention the spikey (bark?) part on the outside that will positively un-skin yor knuckles if you are not careful..especially in the rounding out stage on the chuck! My buddy Dave175 convinced me to cut the mouth on this bugger wide open and leave the natural edge… whatg an inspiration, it is by far the most popular piece I have turned thus far..even though it is completely unpolished, no laquer, no shellac, no wax, no oil…nothing but three or four drops of my blood from those skinned knuckles I mentioned! This guy is right at 5” across and far lighter than the first mallee burl bowl I posted.