Big Leaf Maple Burl. Dyed maple “leg” and finial. About 9.5″ tall. Lacquer finish.

This piece was selected by the American Association of Woodturners Forum as Turning of the Week for January 29, 2024.


Hollow Form, probably Maple but I’m not really sure.

It’s about 6″ diameter and 6.25″ tall.

The bark inclusion was just too big, so I got a little guy in to wall it up.

There was a large crack along one side, which I patched with Walnut pewa.

The bricklayer left some bricks in the bottom.

Sliced Hollow Form

Hollow Form, about 5″ diameter and 6″ tall.

Sliced apart and reassembled with Walnut Pewa. I made two slices at different orientations to yield an opening that flows between wide and narrow.

Pretty sure this was Cherry. Exterior finish is Lacquer, interior painted black.

Genie Escapes!

About 10″ tall and 5.5″ diameter. Ash, with Maple Pewa patches where Genie broke through the wall. Finish is Walnut Oil.

Genie Escapes, 5.5″x10″, Ash, Maple Pewa, Walnut Oil

Hollowed from the bottom: