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Chamise bowl & mill

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This is a matching salad bowl and mill made out of chamise that I got from @vegas urban lumber. It was a challenge but well worth it. I went through 3 carbide cutting edges. The bowl is 4.5" x 10" and the mill is 8" tall. I wouldn't mind getting more of this wood despite the rocks I encountered. :)

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As others have noted, that's really eye catching wood and the combo pair is really nice. I saw your post with those big rocks in there and wondering how often people find rocks in burls.
 

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As others have noted, that's really eye catching wood and the combo pair is really nice. I saw your post with those big rocks in there and wondering how often people find rocks in burls.
the chamise is a root burl/corm. growing in very rocky conditions at about 4000 foot elevation desert chaparral. i have seen many rocks in the exterior portions of these burls but only a small number of fully encased large rocks
 

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Barb, that bowl is pretty, and the mill is nice too. ......... Jerry

As others have noted, that's really eye catching wood and the combo pair is really nice. I saw your post with those big rocks in there and wondering how often people find rocks in burls.

Below is what I found in some Missouri Black Walnut. Good quality Jeff City Flint. Too bad it cost me a brand new 30" chain and then a 22" chain. That walnut stump was loaded with flint.
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........... Jerry (in Tucson)
 

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Holy cow Barb!!! Fanfrikkin tastic!!!

I like your new brand too. Very nice.
 

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Barb, that bowl is pretty, and the mill is nice too. ......... Jerry



Below is what I found in some Missouri Black Walnut. Good quality Jeff City Flint. Too bad it cost me a brand new 30" chain and then a 22" chain. That walnut stump was loaded with flint.
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........... Jerry (in Tucson)
To be cutting into a burl like that and hit those rocks would suck. I guess most burls grow farther up the tree so I was thinking more about root balls. I took down a sweet gum at our old house and when I got the root ball out I thought "I bet there's some pretty wood in there". So I borrowed my neighbor's power washer and cleaned it up as best I could. Then rented a chain saw and almost immediately dulled the blade so smoke came out. The thing was full of little rocks and dirt that the power washer couldn't remove. I gave up and hauled it to the dump. And the guy at the rental firm wasn't too happy about it.
 
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To be cutting into a burl like that and hit those rocks would suck. I guess most burls grow farther up the tree so I was thinking more about root balls. I took down a sweet gum at our old house and when I got the root ball out I thought "I bet there's some pretty wood in there". So I borrowed my neighbor's power washer and cleaned it up as best I could. Then rented a chain saw and almost immediately dulled the blade so smoke came out. The thing was full of little rocks and dirt that the power washer couldn't remove. I gave up and hauled it to the dump. And the guy at the rental firm wasn't too happy about it.
Have killed several chains and even a couple bars on root balls. The 50+ cypress stumps were a great experience builder...
 
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