This is a large burl bowl hand turned from a yellow birch burl from the Adirondacks. It is pictured next to a standard 750ml wine bottle for reference. It has a live edge with extensive "worm tracks" from wood borers that travel just beneath the bark as well as throughout the wood. There are a few interior worm tracks as well. It has elaborate grain divides and swirls as well as the first few stages of discoloration from decay. Yellow birch burls are notoriously hard to turn without leaving tooling gouges. Sanding is typically more labor intensive than turning. This one is 9-3/8" in diameter, 6" high and the inside depth is 4-11/16. It has been sealed with two coats of oil based polyurethane and waxed.
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