What do we do with this WOOD?! #7: MANZANITA BURL ... ok really what do I do with this wood?

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Blog entry by Eric M. Saperstein posted 01-13-2012 07:40 AM 6469 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This just looked cool on eBay … so I bought it. IDK yet what I’m gonna do with it, it’s speaking it wants to be involved in a display of some sort of taxidermy project. It’s too cool to cut up and turn into small objects there’s other chunks of burl available out there which don’t look as interesting among themselves.

Now that you’ve looked at it – I think it would look neat as is maybe with a light shellac or tung oil finish to bring it up a little richer and set a bird next too it or even a fish. IDK it just seems like it should be part of a scene of some sort. Maybe a squirrel or chipmunk next too it ???

-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman

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#1 posted 01-13-2012 02:14 PM

It does kind of look like some type of petrified reptilian head.

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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#2 posted 01-13-2012 02:28 PM

the last pic it looks like a camel head.

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#3 posted 01-13-2012 02:54 PM

Eric, I believe its the root of the bush. My brother worked at a place that made items for desk tops like pen and card holders. They used truck loads of the stuff. Its beautiful inside too and so unbelieveably hard. Maybe try carving it….lol jk.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#4 posted 01-13-2012 04:50 PM

sorry Eric, it looks like something a dog would leave behind, only petrified lol….....that is not the best artistic side of me here..ill leave this one to you…maybe the inside looks better the the outside

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#5 posted 01-13-2012 05:02 PM

HEHEHE … so for taxidermy it could resemble a petrified dog turd … never know that could work!

-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman

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#6 posted 01-13-2012 10:56 PM

Pic #3 looks a lot like one of them putrified flying dine-o-soars. :)

-- When I was a kid I wanted to be older . . . . . this CRAP is not what I expected !

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