A while back I received this sweet little cherry burl from Philip Labre. It had grown on a branch about 3" in diameter. It's been sitting on my bench ever since and I have been trying to see something in it. Finally, I saw this. The only way I could imagine using it was to include the center of the branch in the lower part of the bowl which carries some risk of cracking. But I figured it was going to be so rustic anyway that a few more cracks would not be an issue. So far it has not cracked.
While I was turning the bowl, I was thinking about how to present it and decided on a pedestal. While I was thinking about what to make the pedestal out of, a small box arrived from John Keeton which contained, among other things, a nice 3" square billet of cherry. I immediately earmarked if for the pedestal.
The "bowl" is 6" in diameter, somewhat larger than the "typical" elevated form. Thus the "bulked up" pedestal. It stands 12" tall.
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