Broad Leaf Maple Vase. 10"X5". Turned and then carved. Finished with pure tung oil and buffed with carnuba wax. Bottom and inside have been burned, sanded and finished. 

   While in the last stages of thinning out the top inside portion of the vessel a crack appeared on one side. To solve the dilemma I started experimenting with lines to cut out the crack and save the piece from the burn pile. (Or the clutches of my daughter!) The result is better than the original! In some moments mistakes or flaws can be inspiration!