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.
Maybe its a big rock -
Oh sorry - if its that big it would be a stone!
that looks like quite the find. I look forward to seeing a cross section
Cool whatever it is!
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.
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.
I gotta call your bs on finding this in some random blackberry bushes.
If so....I gotta say, great find!