Lidded vessel turned from Buckeye Burl and African Blackwood

By Eric Reeves, Woodturner, Eric Reeves, Woodturner



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This Buckeye Burl vessel has been turned from a superb piece of burl wood, and has had both more Buckeye and African Blackwood inlaid to make the fixed lid. African Blackwood is the premier detail wood available to woodturners. Buckeye has become increasingly difficult to find, especially in larger, highly figured pieces. The wood's figure derives from the underground growth of Buckeye (a root burl), absorbing minerals that oxidize when the wood enters the air, creating fantastic patterns and a distinctive palette of color. 9” diameter x 8” high

Wood (Woodturning, Buckeye Burl and African Blackwood)

8.5 x 8 inches

About the artist

Eric has been turning wood professionally for over 25 years, with a continually-evolving aesthetic and range of technical skills. His work has been featured in some of the finest art and craft galleries in the country. He regularly exhibits in juried shows including CraftBoston. His newest work features many turnings from two extraordinary woods: Buckeye Burl and Australian Burl caps, with their eye-catching natural edges. He has also begun creating mobiles turned from Buckeye spheroids—exceedingly time-consuming to make, but yielding fascinating woodturning in motion. His finishes are a source of special pride, and after sealing woods that require it, his finish is a mixture of beeswax and carnauba wax, mixed in a very gentle solvent. The result is a lustrous but fully transparent finish, soft and pleasing to the touch. ...Read MoreRead Less
Media: Wood
Category: Home/Decor

Also by: Eric Reeves, Woodturner

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