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. : (
pending but still available..............fbho923.....................MZ62 $50.00 plus $22.00 to ship = $72.00 total. Manzanita burl large slab. Measurements in the pics. It's dry and ready to work. Dry and misted pics show both sides and edges. Note rotten sapwood....lots of it was pressure washed away. What's left is fairly hard. Red heartwood is just under the surface. This will ship in a large flat rate box.
soldtoka923.................MZ63 $40.00 plus $16.00 to ship = $56.00 total. Manzanita burl slab. Measurements in the pics. It's dry and ready to work. Dry and misted pics show both sides and edges. Some very nice wood in this one.
soldsc925..............................MZ64 $30.00 plus $16.00 to ship = $46.00 total. Manzanita burl slab. Measurements in the pics. It's dry and ready to work. Note some charred wood...really makes a nice contrast between black char and red heartwood. Dry and misted pics show both sides and edges.
pendingbm920.................MZ57, $21.00 + $16.00 to ship = $44.00 total. Two small manzanita burl. Measurements in first pic. They're dry and ready to work. Dry and misted pics show all sides. Note the one on the left has some soft sapwood. These would lend themselves to making "cookies"...........heartwood is very nice.
pendingbm923...........MZ65 $25.00 + $16.00 to ship = $41.00 total. Manzanita burl chunks. Measurements in first pic. They're dry and ready to work. Dry and misted pics show all sides. Manzanita has amazing color but it may also have hidden rocks/dirt/etc so...bandsaw blades are rock magnets...trust me, I know. : (
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.
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