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Natural bark edge birch crotch with wild grain

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Wood Flavor: White birch

Condition: New

Interesting Characteristics:
• Wild crotch grain in this bowl. It looks like vanilla ice cream that is melted with caramel stirred into it.
• White birch bark found on rim
• A few worm holes can be found near the top of the crotch. They are a black stripe in the wood.
• A little spalting black and dark green areas can be found in the bowl


Dimensions: The bowl is 15 x 12 1/2 inches wide. It is 4 inches tall. The image of the golf ball in the bowl should help give you an idea of the size of the bowl.

Bowl’s weight: 2 pound 14 oz

Finish:
• Wipe on Polyurethane (shiny, durable, non-food grade finish). Other turners use a food grade finish on their bowls but I love the color and depth of grain that polyurethane gives wood. You can’t eat soup out of my bowls, but my bowl’s finish will be as durable as your kitchen table’s finish. Polyurethane and wax make the bowl extremely smooth.
• Buffed with 3 kinds of wax

Uses:
• Christmas or wedding present
• Table centerpiece
• A piece of visual art
• Coin or keys holder
• Wrapped candy
• Potpourri
• Fruit

Care of Bowl: Wipe it with a damp cloth, do not submerse in water. Do not use furniture polish on the bowl, it will dissolve the wax finish.

Story of where the wood for the bowl came from: This bowl appeared in front of my house when a fellow church member stopped by with a load of firewood. I took a few pieces to play with. I thought the bark would fall off as it dried but to my surprise, it stayed tight. This tree grew in the Milwaukee area.

The bowl was dried in my kiln so it is very dry. Usually, air drying my turnings takes 8 months. The kiln (an easy bake oven using a fridge and a light bulb) allows me to speed up my process to about 4-5 weeks.

To see my latest turnings, find me on facebook under Greenwood turnings.

All of my bowls are signed and dated on the bottom.

International Buyers are welcome. American forests are full of beautiful trees. Contact me for a shipping quote.

Natural bark edge birch crotch with wild grain

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Only ships to United States from Wisconsin, United States.
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