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My brother is an avid outdoors person (and a first class wildlife carver!). Recently, he brought me a burl that he had found on one of his trips through the bush. His only comment was, “See what you can do with this.” I’m a novice wood turner so it sat in my shop for six months and became a source of intimidation. Finally, I took the plunge, cut it and ended up with three pieces that I could get on my lathe.
The largest finished piece is about 9.5” in diameter and has a walnut base (I thought it would be a good counter to the natural edge). We’re not sure about the burl but it’s probably pine or spruce, based on the location where it was found. The two larger pieces are finished with polyurethane and the small one with tung oil sealer. Mother Nature supplied the bug and worm embellishements.
-- Ron Tourangeau, Ottawa, ON – www.generationstudios.com