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Old 10-07-2017, 04:46 PM   #11 (permalink)
 
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There is a root ball just under the ground that can be spectacular. They sell them in Tubac, south of Tucson for a princely price (for a sound one) after a washing. Rocks and sand are a hazard. The balls with punk are cheaper.

Most roots have attractive grain and some have color.

Mistletoe distress causes grain distortion and "burr". Burr is the Brittish term for fancy grain and color but not the little eyes of a burl.

You might find eyes in the grain ball, but most likely not.
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Finally got to turn a pen with the stabilized cross cut mesquite. Turned out OK but not quite the wow factor I was hoping for.
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Root for wow, crotch for wow.

Nice looking pen. Much more attractive than ho-hum straight grain mesquite. Good job.
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