Several years ago while visiting Benjamin and his family in Oregon, I picked up a chunk of myrtlewood burl. I decided to see what would emerge from this piece of burl using the lathe. Here are the results.
Burls form when a tree is stressed and creates a deformed growth pattern
yielding a large bulbous mass with grain that appears to have small
notty structures that are really dormant buds.
Myrtlewood is only found in Northern California and the Southern Oregon
coast. Burl is prized because of its highly figured grain.
The bowl is 5 inches in diameter and about 2.5 inches high.