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04-27-2011 04:19 AM

Topic tags/keywords: manzanita burl root wood resource question

Hello, I am attempting to find a reliable and inexpensive source of Manzanita burls/roots for sale. Does anyone have any recommendations on where I should look?

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#1 posted 04-27-2011 05:04 AM

how big a piece are you looking for?We have giants by my place.

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#2 posted 04-27-2011 05:22 AM

Sigh as much as I would LOVE to be able to buy a ‘GIANT,’ I am currently in the process of moving so I am looking at a small/medium size piece. (6-10in Dia) depending on the price.

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#3 posted 08-03-2011 02:50 AM

Hello Doughan…I am interested in some large manzanita burls. Please contact me if you will.


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#4 posted 08-05-2011 09:56 PM

This site is Custom Knife makers give him a shot

-- lcurrent ( It's not a mistake till you run out of wood )

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#5 posted 09-10-2011 11:39 AM

Hi groy87 – I have a dozen or more roots sizes ranging from 8”-10” around-ish to 16”-20” around-ish or larger. Each one is carefully hand picked, well-shaped, typically chosen for some very unusual feature and most sort of stand up all buy themselves. You can see faces, animals, dwarves, dinosaurs, claws, & other things in the wood…. I was going to try carving to bring them out of the wood, but instead these got buried in the back of my storage unit for YEARS! So – I guess they might as well be sold as I don’t know when I will ever get to doing anything with them. Let me know if you are interested – I can send pix.

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#6 posted 09-10-2011 02:28 PM

I may be interested in all of them. If you could send me a few pics that would be great. I am in Pennsylvania. Use my email address as this forum is confusing to me.

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#7 posted 12-27-2011 10:38 PM

Hi Groy87 and the rest of you guys/gals. I have a few manzanita burl, some whole, some slabs, and a few other species of wood that might grab you…..redwood, buckeye, maple, a little ironwood..once in a while. At the risk of being accused of “blatant self promotion” ; ) ......I’m here:
Easier to communicate directly through email address on the site. I do some “lurking” here on LJs but can’t check back as often as I’d like. Hope to get acquainted with a few of you. Rocky…rockb

-- I know the Creator of wood......Yeah, I'm a name dropper. : )

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#8 posted 12-30-2014 11:04 AM

I Have a bunch of manz burls, all sizes,shapes most r green,I can send some pics if anybody interested. I just relized the posti replyed to is a few years old

-- hungry

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#9 posted 03-11-2015 12:20 AM

TO HUNGRY: I tried to send a message to you, but since I am new to the site, it won’t let me. Could you please send me an email with pictures of your manzanita burls you have for sale. Small ones from 4×6 and larger. My email is Thanks.

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#10 posted 03-11-2015 02:35 AM

Head north east from your place. Get to about 3000 feet in elevation. The stuff is everywhere. In my neck of the woods it is in landscapes as a decorative native. Lots of people hate it though and will pay $ to have it removed.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#11 posted 03-12-2015 04:08 PM

we have manzanita bushes everywhere around here with the bark that peels off and exposes the slick red bark underneath…small leaves. but I didn’t know if that is where the burls are found. Are the burls in the roots?

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