This piece is about 7″ diameter and 3-1/2″ tall. Lots of worm holes around one side, which I have cleaned out of all the “bug dirt”.
9.75″ diameter, 4.75″ high. Finish is walnut oil.
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.
The worms really had a field-day in this Maple tree. They bored lots of holes. I like the patterns they left in the wood. I think this bowl shows off both the beauty of the wood and gives a glimpse into the lives of creatures that lived in the tree.
The bowl measures about 10.75″ x 3″