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Burl Source
07-19-2012, 08:48 PM
I just got back from a trip to the Northern California coast to get some wood.
I think I found treasure. Looks like it should be some good stuff.
The wood is Cascara that was salvaged from a home site being cleared.
Most people know of Cascara as it is used for herbal remedies. The bark makes a real strong laxative.
The wood is real dense and will be whitish with an orange tint. My guess is that the figure will surpass any quilted maple I have ever seen.

http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/apr12/cs008.jpg
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/apr12/cs004.jpg
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/apr12/cs006.jpg
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/apr12/cs005.jpg
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/apr12/cs007.jpg

GlassEye
07-19-2012, 08:52 PM
That is going to be neat, I can't wait to see the end result.

mhlee
07-19-2012, 09:01 PM
I guess you won't be making chopsticks out of this wood . . . :stinker:

ecchef
07-19-2012, 09:28 PM
I guess you won't be making chopsticks out of this wood . . . :stinker:

:rofl2:

Burl Source
07-19-2012, 09:55 PM
I was thinking to keep the outer surface skins to make natural shape chopstick holders.

Customfan
07-19-2012, 11:44 PM
That looks very promising.. please keep us posted! :viking:

Burl Source
07-21-2012, 03:54 PM
Here is the start of the milling. 1st a smaller piece.
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/apr12/1-22.jpg
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/apr12/4-4.jpg
Then the bigger log.
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/apr12/2-5.jpg
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/apr12/5-3.jpg
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/apr12/6-3.jpg
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/apr12/7-3.jpg

apicius9
07-21-2012, 04:16 PM
That would also look nice on a knife block or a magnet thingie, very promising.

Stefan

Burl Source
07-21-2012, 04:16 PM
Just a little more than 1/2 cut today.
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/apr12/8-2.jpg
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/apr12/9-2.jpg

Burl Source
07-21-2012, 04:27 PM
Anybody want a little bark to chew on?
Makes your mouth go numb but it keeps you regular.
:shocked3:

Burl Source
07-21-2012, 08:16 PM
It will be a while before this wood can be used.
The tree was cut down only about a week ago.

SpikeC
07-21-2012, 09:37 PM
I dunno, man, it just looks like wood, ya know?

mhlee
07-22-2012, 12:44 AM
Anybody want a little bark to chew on?
Makes your mouth go numb but it keeps you regular.
:shocked3:

:rofl2: