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MANZANITA  BURL
Oct 5th, 2005 at 5:36pm
 
Anyone ever turned this stuff???. I got a few chunks off ebay and this stuff is awesome. hardest stuff Ive turned yet (next to the epy) and full of checks, knots, and voids, but is very pretty. Turned a 10" bowl outa the smallest pieces I had,the other pieces I have are way too big for the lathe (17" across and 17 lbs)
Im thinkin of gettin a few more pieces of this stuff if anyone is intersested


heres the link to his stuff
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Reply #1 - Oct 5th, 2005 at 6:52pm
 
Look in the gallery at Gary Ljostad's work and you'll see some beautiful Manzanita pieces. From what he has said it warps like crazy though.
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Reply #2 - Oct 5th, 2005 at 8:55pm
 
I am trying to get some of it locally (PHX).  It grows wild around here, though not usually that big.  That and Mesquite.

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Reply #3 - Oct 6th, 2005 at 2:06pm
 
Looks great, but the shipping would be 50 bucks Shocked
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Re: MANZANITA  BURL
Reply #4 - Oct 6th, 2005 at 3:17pm
 
lol Nappen
shipping was 45 for 4 chunks averaging 15 lbs.
I'm finishing me first piece outa this stuff. It looks very nice but very tuff to turn with the voids and such. Started a second piece and had a catch while sanding (my pinky) and broke a small wing off (not my pinky....thats just missin a groove a skin)... Then the dern thing snapped off the partial parting I had as I was finish sanding it.  Now I cant mount it to finish sand or even do the bottom. 40% of the rim is missing due to natural causes. 10% due to my finger.

  Any Ideas how to finish the bottom only being parted off??
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Reply #5 - Oct 6th, 2005 at 5:08pm
 
looked at Gary's pics and he has nothing posted made of manzanita just madrone.........which I know warps
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Reply #6 - Oct 6th, 2005 at 5:18pm
 
Try a gallery by a guy called LBaker.  Here is a link.  He does use a lot of manzanita he collects out in the AZ desert.

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