Inspirations in Burls

Here are some images of two apple tree burls my neighbor saved for me. Cleaning off the dirt and rocks with a pressure washer this is what I found. First I considered making some veneer out of them. I thought about getting a lathe to turn at least one of these burls. After really looking them over I considered carving one or both - was sort of like seeing things in clouds. But the more I turned them and the closer I looked the dumber those ideas got. Nothing I could do would make them better or more interesting than they already were. Some times knowing when to stop is a virtue.


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