|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 09-18-2014 01:25 PM||1524 views||0 times favorited||30 comments|
I had heard of madrone wood from a guy who lives in Oregon and he told me he was going to bring me some for 5 years and never did. So we were recently in Washington state and drove through this forest with all kinds of madrone trees and my son’s girlfriend found an old branch that had broken off a tree and we brought it home. I told her I would make a bracelet out of it for her and here it is. It has a 2.7” ID , 3.4” OD and is 1.1” wide .
It was finished with the 3 step buffing system …...the last being carnuba wax.
I had to make it cross grain because the branch had a split down the center and I just used one side of the crack.
I added 2 photos of a madrone tree. This is the first time I had seen one when I knew what it was. It is red and stands out in a cedar forest and the bark falls off in thin paper like strips.
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!