Here is a bowl turned from
Amboyna burl. This piece of wood was sent to me by Tom
Johnson, old tools list member.
Shortly after it arrived
my wife found a nice glass cover and asked that I turn a bowl that
the glass would sit on. She intends to use it as a container
for jewelry. The piece is about 8” in diameter.
The piece had a nasty
break on one edge which I carved to look like a natural edge.
Here is another shot.
As I turned this
piece I noticed that the dust coming off of it was very oily. It
clung to the tool and to my hands until I could not see the tool.
It smells like cedar.
There is no finish on it
other than wax.
James D. Thompson