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3. American Black Cherry Bowl with crotch-wood figure and turquoise/coffee inlay

Price: $500 Size: 12" x 5" Status : Available

3. American Black Cherry Bowl with crotch-wood figure and turquoise/coffee inlay

The wood for this American Black Cherry bowl was taken from the fork of a tree that came down during a Pandemic storm. The feathered grain that you see is typical of crotch-wood. The wood was roughed out while the wood was still green and put in storage for 6 months to dry. After 6 months of drying, the wood was stable and could be turned a second time to finish dimensions. A large void and few small cracks that developed as the wood dried were carved away and then inlaid with a mixture of coffee and turquoise. The grain was popped with Tung Oil (a hardening oil), a barrier coat of shellac was applied, and then multiple coats of lacquer were sprayed to finish and seal the bowl.

Please contact me at rick.weil@verizon.net if you are interested in purchasing this item.

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