Cherry Burl Open Bowl
I think Cherry Burls are like gold when it comes to wood turning. Not the easiest thing to turn, as you are always worried about it flying apart with all the imperfections. (Yes, I wear protective gear) But the end results are worth it. I sealed the grain after sanding, then finished with a water-based polyurethane, trying to keep the lighter color of the wood. Cherry burls tend to go dark red when finished, this came out more pink then red. This piece stands about 2 5/8” high and just a little over 8 ½” in diameter.