|Oak Burl Vessel View 1|
The original piece that I was making for the exhibit developed a crack near the bottom as I was thinning the wall down to it's final thickness. Time was running out so I decided to use a piece that I had turned late last fall. In the end I think the piece was a more fitting one for the exhibit anyways. The wood that I used to make my hollow form was Oak Burl and it was won at one of our monthly meetings in our wood raffle. Harry Burns was the member who had brought the piece of Oak Burl in for our clubs raffle.
The final dimensions of this piece are 6.5" tall x 8" in diameter. The wall thickness is approximately 1/8" throughout most of the vessel. And it weighs in at a whopping 11 ounces. About 1/3 of the piece is open from natural voids in the wood.