Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Silver Maple Vessel
Our friends Bob and Pat had a Silver Maple taken down in their back yard recently and asked me to turn something for them from a piece that they had saved. Since it had a flare out at the base I decided to try to keep that more or less intact, and turned this vase-like end grain vessel, instead of cutting the piece in two and turning a couple bowls. What with the extensive bark interstices it ended up pretty interesting. Bob and Pat liked it.