Yew log bowl

Yew bowl
Yew bowl with bark and sapwood
Guide Price: £70
Availability: Sold
Wood: Yew

Size

7" x 5"
Reference BL117
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Description of work

I was given a number of yew logs by the father of a maths student I tutor. I always try to return a piece from such gifts, in this case a bowl. I started with the aim of turning a natural edge hollow form, but the wood in the end did not lend itself to this shape, with a split trunk causing difficult grain and bark patterns. The bowl was left quite thick and was well soaked in finishing oil, to limit the effect of the shakes in the log. Hopefully the small splits present in the log will not develop any further.

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