Interesting grain

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Project by bushmaster posted 04-14-2014 02:18 PM 1766 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Continuing to process the tree I got from a yard tree. I think surface damage when young caused this tree to develop a burl like patterns. The red contrasts with the white wood very nicely. I have a few more that are even nicer, will share when they are completed. Thanks for looking, any idea what caused the wood to develop like this.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#1 posted 04-14-2014 03:09 PM

they’re all very pretty.

What kind of tree was it? a little fruit ornamental type? It looks systemic as its coming out radially from the center and out to the bark through the endgrain cross section. maybe parasitic or just typical of the tree species, which may be more susceptible to a particular rot or infection?

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#2 posted 04-14-2014 03:52 PM

They are beyond any doubt—just beautiful!

You must have boxes full by now.

You should be showing them at one of the Vancouver B.C art galleries.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#3 posted 04-14-2014 03:52 PM

The tree was not a fruit tree, just a leaf tree, they thought it was elm. Nothing too exotic considering where we live.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#4 posted 04-14-2014 05:10 PM

wow, very cool, I have to agree that they have interesting grain, great work

-- steve, simple and effective

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#5 posted 04-14-2014 05:49 PM

Those are very beautiful.

If you are interested, there is a “Glorious Grain” contest running on Martin’s new site:

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#6 posted 04-14-2014 05:54 PM

Very nice turnings and super looking wood.

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#7 posted 04-14-2014 06:37 PM

Very nice bowls and of course love the wood. I have read multiple times that disease can cause odd things to happen to wood, but I have no idea what happened here.

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#8 posted 04-14-2014 06:42 PM

Looks awesome!

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#9 posted 04-14-2014 06:48 PM

Very nice, love the grains,

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#10 posted 04-14-2014 08:28 PM

Hey Brian, these are very nice turnings, foot part a bit big, colours are great. is it manitoba maple ?? keep smiling John

-- retired and smiling

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#11 posted 04-15-2014 02:51 AM

Beautiful wood, love the grain but have no idea what it is or what caused the colouring.
Great bowls,
Thanks for showing.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#12 posted 04-15-2014 01:26 PM

I love mystery wood…this looks similar to our box elder down here. Either way, you’ve done it justice. Nicely done!

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#13 posted 04-16-2014 09:20 PM

What an eye catcher! The burl is beautiful. Interesting indeed.

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#14 posted 02-15-2015 03:50 PM

Wonderful and pleasant to the eye ( the tale ). I really like it. Good luck.

-- Ganchik Sasha. Life is not a draft, tomorrow you will not redo......

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