Manzanita roots from southwest desert

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Forum topic by Jack Lewis posted 09-17-2016 05:20 PM 717 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jack Lewis

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09-17-2016 05:20 PM

The bottom three/larger one, I did remember to take a pic before I ruined a gorgeous piece of wood. They are about 6” and 11” diameters. I felt the cracks and flaws covered up my shoddy workmanship a little, so I left them natural. Difference in color is the smaller one I sanded with BLO before finishing with rattle can lacquer. Love the new Grizzly G0766 lathe!

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#1 posted 09-17-2016 10:55 PM

Beautiful Jack ! Never turned manzanita – now I gotta try it !

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#2 posted 09-17-2016 11:04 PM

Well, got no experience in that field, but they would make beautiful ash trays for a pipe smoker such as myself. You just rest the pipe in them its not like you crushing out stogies in there.

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#3 posted 10-11-2016 01:12 AM

Wow, amazing! Very beautiful wood.

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