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    Found this in the bushes

    One of the guys here was cutting back some overgrown blackberry bushes.
    This was buried in the weeds. Not sure what it is yet, but it weighs a lot for it's size.



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    Maybe its a big rock -

    Oh sorry - if its that big it would be a stone!


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    that looks like quite the find. I look forward to seeing a cross section

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeepCSweede View Post
    Maybe its a big rock -
    Not a rock, but I did cut through a couple just cutting this chunk.

    It's red wood but not Redwood.
    Hopefully I can get some solid pieces large enough for handle material.
    Otherwise there will be some decent ferrule material.



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    stunning color!

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    Cool whatever it is!

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    The wood is Manzanita Burl.
    I didn't realize that until I cut the 1st rock......I mean chunk of wood.
    Fortunately the Manzanita Burl grows in volcanic soil so the rocks aren't very hard.
    Manzanita is a shrub that looks like a purple trunk Rhododendron.
    Dense, hard wood.
    We use it a lot to carve bowls for our galleries.

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    if you can get 2 handles out of it, I want them. one of my favorite woods.
    I haven't lived the life I wanted, just the lives I needed too at the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sachem allison View Post
    if you can get 2 handles out of it, I want them. one of my favorite woods.
    I will probably finish cutting this tomorrow and let you know what I come up with.

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    I gotta call your bs on finding this in some random blackberry bushes.
    If so....I gotta say, great find!


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