project, woodturning

Turning a burr

Burrs are very interesting bits of wood. They are odd growths that occur on the surface of tree trunks. I'm fascinated by what causes them to occur, since they are basically a mass of knots. Wikipedia on burrs Burrs typically have all sort of faults within the wood. But the wood is so dense both physically and visually in terms of grain patterns, that you can turn something quite beautiful, faults and all.