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Project by lew posted 10-28-2017 08:38 PM 1859 views 0 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently scored a piece of manzanita root and spent some time trying to figure out what to make from it. I’m really not an “artsy” type of person and most of the things I make are utilitarian at best and neanderthal more often than not.

Somehow this just sort of came into being as I was playing around. The base is a piece of walnut and the rest is made from the root. I added an application of danish oil and then a few applications of wipe on semi poly. It stands about 8” high and maybe 6” across the root. The void in the lid was cause by a small piece of quartz rock embedded in the wood.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.





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#1 posted 10-28-2017 08:47 PM

Very “arsty” Lew – nice work!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#2 posted 10-28-2017 09:58 PM

Cool! You mixed the decorative and utilitarian with the cultured and Neanderthal quite successfully. Thanks for sharing.

-- Leafherder

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#3 posted 10-28-2017 10:28 PM

That is wonderful! A keeper?

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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#4 posted 10-28-2017 10:54 PM

Lew: A beautiful Piece of art from an “Ugly” piece of wood. I got a small piece of root and haven’t figured out what to do yet.

Nice looking choice.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#5 posted 10-29-2017 12:11 AM

Excellent turning Lew !

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#6 posted 10-29-2017 12:32 AM

AWESOME JOB on this turning Lew …I bet you it was not fun to turn it ….... GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#7 posted 10-29-2017 12:55 AM

Pretty cool looking piece lew.
I hate to tell you, but I think this piece officially enters you into the “Artsy” world !
(And your high caliber craftsmanship stands out as always too lew.)

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#8 posted 10-29-2017 01:11 AM

Beautiful, Lew! I hope you found (and removed) the quartz before you put a tool to it!

-- God bless, Candy

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#9 posted 10-29-2017 01:44 AM

Lew I’m a new turner, this is amazing. This is the quality I hope to be able to do someday!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#10 posted 10-29-2017 01:56 AM

That is absolutely beautiful. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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#11 posted 10-29-2017 06:00 AM

Absolutely beautiful! Artfully executed from such a unique piece of wood. Your talents are evolving to a higher level with each project.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#12 posted 10-29-2017 09:58 AM

Awesome turning and astonish piece of wood.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#13 posted 10-29-2017 12:27 PM

A ha, you just became artsy!! Very nice work on that root, Lew. I’m thinking a lot of roots have great character if you can just get all the dirt off to saw them up.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#14 posted 10-29-2017 01:02 PM

Wow! Lew, this is a very creative idea and it’s such spectacular piece and a real eye catcher.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#15 posted 10-29-2017 01:40 PM

WOW, Lew, that is beautiful, blending art with natural.

-- Smitty!!!

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