Rosewood Dreams

"You can't afford to buy it today. Gold is cheaper!" Chris said. He is speaking specifically about Honduran Rosewood burl— prized by fine instrument makers and wood turners around the world — which was listed as an endangered species and banned from export by the Honduran government more than two decades ago.

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Mary's Pattern Bowl

"A collector that I had worked with before wanted a special anniversary gift for his wife," Chris said. "This is what I came up with."

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Home, Sweet Home

When Chris called one of his "burl fairies" in Sweet Home, Oregon, he had a special request: "I want the biggest burl you can get your hands on."

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Hey Mikey, He Likes It

Chris was alerted to the existence of the tree that this red maple burl bowl was made from when a neighbor's son said he had seen it on a nearby street. He said it "looked like someone had stuck watermelons all over it."

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