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    I think I found treasure

    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.





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    That is going to be neat, I can't wait to see the end result.

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    I guess you won't be making chopsticks out of this wood . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by mhlee View Post
    I guess you won't be making chopsticks out of this wood . . .
    All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible. - Lawrence

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    I was thinking to keep the outer surface skins to make natural shape chopstick holders.
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    That looks very promising.. please keep us posted!

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    Cutting the logs

    Here is the start of the milling. 1st a smaller piece.


    Then the bigger log.



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    That would also look nice on a knife block or a magnet thingie, very promising.

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    Just a little more than 1/2 cut today.

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    Anybody want a little bark to chew on?
    Makes your mouth go numb but it keeps you regular.
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