|Project by mmh||posted 11-30-2008 07:09 PM||2850 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
I am enjoying working with Manzanita Burl. This wood has a range of grain formations and each piece is unique. I wanted to mimic the swirl of a nautilus shell but with the restrictions on size, shape and comfort I had to eliminate some of the center material for two fingers to fit. The grain of the wood is spectacular and I wanted to keep as much of the movement in it as possible. I added a collar of Padouk and Brazilian Ebony to accent it with the Purpleheart shaft. The burl has natural voids that are filled with epoxy & wood shavings. It looks more like a Shepard’s hook which was not my intention. I will have to try a different design to get more of the shell swirl.
Your comments are welcomed.
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