Manzanita Burl, pen blanks, casting wood, knife scales, slabs and whole burl.... For you guys who haven't had opportunity to work with manzanita, it is famous/infamous for drying checks, voids, rocks, dirt....you get the idea. But..in my opinion, it has some of the prettiest wood color and figure that exists. Sooo, when/if you get a piece, it may have any of the above characteristics. If you want one or two, shoot me a note using the "contact" box at the bottom of this page and I'll get right back to you.
Sometimes I list a few of the below burl on ebay so they are subject to not being available if there is a bid. Otherwise, they're here for the takin' .............
SOLD to SS.......MZ13, $65.00 + shipping (21 lbs from 96049). Here's an interesting chunk of manzanita burl. Note some "old" gray wood and it has some newer growth surrounding it. Who knows what's inside other than possibly/maybe ants the size of the holes shown in pics. Carpenter ants love these things. I haven't seen any of 'em but maybe they're "sleeping". : ) All the pics are dry to show exactly what's there. I can't/won't try and say it's a good turner but the outside shape is pretty decent. It measures about 9" tall x 13 x 15". It would ship by USPS Ground.
SOLD to SS.........MZ5, $45.00 + $18.85 to ship = $63.85 total. Hi guys, here's a pretty nice sized manzanita burl for sale. I can't squeeze it into a medium flat rate box so it'll ship in a large flat rate at $18.85. One dry pic and a bunch of misted show it pretty well. It's about 5" thick x 9 x 11". Note the chainsaw cut on the flat face. You can see cracks/voids/etc....all part of the manzanita experience. ; )
SOLD to GK...........MZ80, $40.00 plus $13.60 to ship = $53.60 total. If you're a caster then look at this big manzanita burl chunk. Lots of voids or rotten wood to remove and fill. I know some of you who make masterpieces out of wood like this. It has lots of sound wood and very few cracks that are typical of manzanita so it should hold together well when turning. It's about 4" thick x 8 x 9". This piece has dried in the ground for years. The sapwood is soft and will peel away unless you want to keep it by stabilizing. Many misted pics show the amazing color.
SOLD to SS.......MZ59, $17.50 + $13.60 to ship = $30.60 total. Manzanita burl block. It measures about 4" thick x 6 x 7". This burl will have soft to rotten sap...typical of manzanita that has been out of the ground or buried for a while. Some great heartwood in this one with minimal cracks compared to greener manzanita. Lots of misted pics show it better than I can tell. : ) For those not acquainted with manzanita, it is "famous" for rocks/dirt/cracks/voids/bugs/etc....you get the idea. All or none of those may be in this piece. : )
SOLD to SS........MZ60, $20.00 + $13.60 to ship = $33.60 total. Manzanita burl block. It measures about 5" thick x 6 x 7 1/2". This burl will have soft to rotten sap...typical of manzanita that has been out of the ground or buried for a while. Some great heartwood in this one with minimal cracks compared to greener manzanita. Lots of misted pics show it better than I can tell. : ) For those not acquainted with manzanita, it is "famous" for rocks/dirt/cracks/voids/bugs/etc....you get the idea. All or none of those may be in this piece. : )
SOLD...... $50.00 + $13.60 to ship = $63.60 total. Here's a bunch of manzanita burl casting wood for sale. Note lots of charred edges...not a bad thing when contrasted with red heartwood. They are on the plus side of 1 1/2" thick and lots of different lengths and widths. One dry pic and a whole bunch of misted pics. These will fill a medium flat rate box. MZ53
Here are a few pics of the fresh burls below. Takes a lot of work to get from the dirt to you....totally worth it though. Finding a nice manzanita is like finding a beautiful red ruby. Great fun but I also enjoy seeing what you guys can make out of them. Below pieces were in the ground on 4/3/17.
Here's what can happen when playing with manzanita......it ain't pretty. A fairly new bandsaw blade passed from this life to where ever old blades go. Gray volcanic rock, very hard, wins every time. Was gonna try and wear my way through the cut...didn't happen.
Hey guys, here's what manzanita burl looks like after a fire and after being mauled by me a bit. Lots of work between now and a pen blank. I did get this one home...weighed about 40 lbs.
Here are a few little pieces I turned out of some gnarly, void filled, burned, ant hole ridden, (you get the idea) chunks of manzanita. There is some beautiful color and turnings that come out of that stuff. I'm gonna try and get a few chunks posted here before too long....thinking about 5 bucks per piece. Takes a lot of time/effort to get a big manz. whacked into submission. ; )
Hi guys....a little project to show what's inside those ugly little burned manzanita burls. : ) I love that stuff. Very few burls have the fire you'll find in manzanita. The turning is just a "rounded" thing....not exactly sure what to call it other than it has a depression in the top....not a bowl/cup/hollow form....just a depression. Bottom pic shows the tool I used to make the "texturing".....a great tool mounted on an angle grinder. It's made by Sir Lancelot....14 tooth replaceable round ground chain. Easy to sharpen....I do that a lot on manzanita. A chore but worth it. I'm just posting this for informational purposes, maybe you'd like to give the burned stuff a try. Got a few above that are partially burned.
Thats all for today guys, thanks for looking.