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Vase from Manzanita root ball

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Project by DBB posted 03-25-2018 07:06 PM 576 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Found this Manzanita root ball (burl) at my local Woodcraft store. Power-sprayed it to get as much dirt and rocks out as I could. Still hit lots of pockets of dirt and rocks as I turned it. Between that and the hardness of the wood, it took a long time to turn down. I had to sharpen my tools every few minutes. I don’t own any carbide tools, they may have worked better. Finished with Arm-R-Seal satin and a top coat of wax on the shiny parts.





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mel52

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#1 posted 03-25-2018 07:27 PM

Very cool looking piece of wood. Great job, especially with all the voids in it.

-- MEL, Kansas

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branch

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#2 posted 03-25-2018 08:59 PM

very nice piece the are not easy to turn with all the voids
how is your knuckles

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calisdad

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#3 posted 03-26-2018 03:47 AM

Very nice.
Manzanita is one of the most dense woods I’ve worked with.
You did it proud.

-- Groveland, CA.

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 03-26-2018 07:22 PM

This is a magnificent piece and a real eye catcher.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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Scott Oldre

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#5 posted 03-26-2018 11:33 PM

very nice job…love the splits

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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lew

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#6 posted 03-27-2018 01:18 AM

I Love It!

I agree about the hardness and the trapped dirt. Carbide tools do a nice job be you really have to watch for embedded stones.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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