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This is a small Cocobolo bowl I finished up today. A simple design but I like the look of it.
Guest starring my kitten Kashic’s feet
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Some days you just want to start out by bringing a little beauty into the world. This is a Buckeye burl wine-stopper I just finished making. The piece is absolutely beautiful.
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Progress picks of a small jewelry box I am working on as a prop for a friend.
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Black Walnut bowl 6”x3”
This is my first time using the Waterlox finishing system and I think I need to adjust it a bit. Still turned out beautiful but I think it could be better.
Gift for my Mother for Mother’s day.
**image source: RNSP FB post
Please refuse to buy ILLEGALLY harvested redwood burl products.
Ask for proof of legal harvestation when you shop.
Poachers are wounding and likely killing ancient redwood trees to make a buck. This is unconscionable.
More info: Redwood National & State Park press release
One commentor on RNSP’s Facebook 2.28.2014 post suggested:
“… Burl poaching would stop if two things happened. 1) Buyers demand proof that the burl used comes from legitimate harvesters and refusing to buy products if said proof is not provided, which would lead to 2) woodcrafters would only buy legitimate wood and require sellers to provide proof. The current problem is that poachers can under sell legitimate harvesters, and in this economy, people are far too willing to go with whatever is cheaper, regardless of the far-reaching consequences. It’s up to all of us to stop this. …” (bold emphasis, mine)
Illegal Poaching of Redwood Burls could kill these ancient beauties and their ecosystem. The burl is “dormant bud tissue that plays an important role in the redwood’s survival. Burls can be found almost anywhere on a redwood tree, up high in the canopy, on branches, or at the base of the tree near the roots. When a redwood tree is damaged by fire or other injuries the burl can sprout a new redwood tree.” (RWSP FB response/comment)
Friends don’t let friends buy Illegally Poached burl products.
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