REX is a hand turned wood bowl with a lid handmade from walnut with a maple burl finial. I used responsibly sourced woods from right here in Bourbon County, Kentucky to make this covered dish.
Worm tracks are visible on the interior of the walnut bowl. Worm holes are made by the misleadingly named woodworm. Woodworms actually are the wood-eating larval form of a variety of beetle species. I intentionally left the top of the maple burl finial “rough,” retaining the inner bark of the burl.
With the lid on, the bowl measures 9-1/4″ wide by 3-5/8″ tall with an interior depth of 3/4″ and interior width of 8″. I finished this hand turned wood bowl with a lid with high friction polish to bring out the wood’s natural color, grain, and tone. Additionally, the purchase of this piece includes care instructions for the wood.
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A little about me….
I’m a historical archaeologist and spend my days excavating sites, analyzing artifacts, and writing up my findings. When I’m not in the field, you’ll find me in my woodshop. I primarily use found and reclaimed wood from here in Central Kentucky. It’s my hope that incorporating elements of the wood as I found it into each piece serves as a reminder that the object you see once was part of a beautiful, living tree. Learn more about me and my shop here.