Bay Laurel Crotch Wood Hollowform
4 1/2 in. x 4 1/2 in. x 7 1/4 in.
At only 3/16 to 1/4 inch thin, this piece had a lot of chance to find it's true
shape, and t has. I turned this one when the wood was fresh off the log and soaking wet. The outside was formed and finished
before I started to hollow it. I did that so that the finish would look and be original no matter how the surface changed.
Near the base, the compression curl was so strong that as the piece dried, that area moved a great deal without cracking.
The neck/collar is now slightly out of round and eccentric. It is a joy to feel how Nature contributed to the final design
of this one.