Another Wormy Ash Hollowform

Wormy Ash, 7.5″ diameter, 4.5″ tall.

This piece has a nice bark inclusion running up the side. I might have left that alone, except that several other cracks developed during drying.

So I fixed those cracks with Wenge pewa (butterfly inserts) and also bridged the bark inclusion so it would look more complete.

The wood has lots of worm holes – these were quite a bit of trouble. The worms leave the holes filled with packed sawdust, which I like to clean out. That makes for a lot of detail work with dental tools and compressed air..

This piece was selected by the American Association of Woodturners Forum as Turning of the Week for Nov 29, 2021.

One thought on “Another Wormy Ash Hollowform”

  1. I just purchased this bowl while I was visiting Estes Park. The bowl is beautiful and the butterfly inserts make a unique, fantastic and practical addition. The worm holes and cracks give it character.
    Thank you for creating it.
    Steve K.

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