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Nate Davey
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Manzanita Root Burl
Jan 27th, 2013 at 9:38pm
 
Probably not going to float too many peoples boat, but, believe it or not, this is what I was shooting for. When I bought my lathe, thrown in the deal was three Manzanita Root Burls. This is the smallest of the three. I was trying for an egg'ish shape and wanted to keep some of the wrinkly buttress. There were a couple rocks that had become part of the burl, which I would have like to have kept, but they didn't hang around. The base is part of the trunk with a little turning. This is some REALLY dense wood, got to practice sharpening a lot. I left if pretty thick as there are a lot of variations in the exterior that I wanted to leave in place. I sanded the exterior to 600 with Abranet and waiting for an order from Vince to finish sand the inside. Finish on the "refined" portion of the outside is WOP. 10" tall and 8" wide.
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Re: Manzanita Root Burl
Reply #1 - Jan 27th, 2013 at 10:05pm
 
That is a beauty Nate as is that wood.
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Reply #2 - Jan 27th, 2013 at 10:09pm
 
Absolutely gorgeous!
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Re: Manzanita Root Burl
Reply #3 - Jan 27th, 2013 at 10:48pm
 
Nice job. 
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Re: Manzanita Root Burl
Reply #4 - Jan 28th, 2013 at 10:30am
 
Manzanita Root is interesting wood to work and with all the cracks and voids one can make some stunning pieces.   Nice piece.
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Reply #5 - Jan 28th, 2013 at 10:56am
 
Really like it...
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Re: Manzanita Root Burl
Reply #6 - Jan 28th, 2013 at 11:28am
 
Looks very good. I don't think everything has to be super thin. I think we impress ourselves and fellow turners more than the general public. When it gets very rustic like this, thick works for me.
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Re: Manzanita Root Burl
Reply #7 - Jan 28th, 2013 at 8:03pm
 
On pieces like that it gets turned until the nerve runs out. Looks really great!! smiley=beer.gif smiley=thumbsup.gif
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Re: Manzanita Root Burl
Reply #8 - Feb 1st, 2013 at 11:41am
 
beautiful piece.
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Re: Manzanita Root Burl
Reply #9 - Feb 1st, 2013 at 12:54pm
 
Bulls eye This piece floats my boat. I just wish we had burls and pieces like this here in Africa. Well  done and thanks for sharing Regards Roger C
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