Rockbs Western Woods
Here are pics of some of the ground where I found a few of the burl offered below. It's not always this flat. : (
It never fails guys, a new bandsaw blade is a rock/nail/anything hard magnet....I'm sure many of you would agree. I dulled a fair bandsaw blade on his piece. Put a brand new one on and cut in a different place. Managed to dead center the rock in the pic. I love/hate manzanita. ; )
Random pics of my "day job" and gathering burl as I go. Sort of the best of both worlds.
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.
Buy the above by filling out the form with your choice. I'll get back to you with totals and payment options. I prefer Paypal but a check is okay too. Got questions? Ask below, I'll try and answer 'em....no guarantees though. ; )