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    Hey Californians and those from Utah

    Here I come again, with my hand out.

    I need two 6X6X4 pieces of a wood that is native to California and two pieces of Buckeye Burl from Utah. I have been told that the Buckeye Burl is plentiful there.

    Bruce
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    Bruce, I've lived in Utah for almost 59 years and I've never seen any Buckeye Burl. Are you possibly thinking about Box Elder burl? Although I wouldn't call it plentiful, you can find some nice Box Elder burl here in Utah.

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    What kind of native CA wood you looking for? I'm not native to CA but I know some woods that are!

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    I think I have a chunk of walnut or redwood that are Ca native...in fact, they both are...pm if I qualify
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    Thanks for the replies. Curt, it looks like I was gven some bad information. John, what are they. Jim, I have a lot of Walnut and the redwood I've seen is a little plain for this.

    The pieces go to the mother of a Coast Guard Daughter and her Coast Guard husband. They are for keeping a record of the states where they have been stationed.

    I guess, I need some help from Ohio for the Buckeye. Any other choices from California?

    Bruce
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    I don't have any of it. However, how about the California Redwoods. These trees are simply magnificent. And they are so "California." Many of the tourist trap and other gift shops carry bowls, candle sticks, etc. made from the redwood.

    Get a hold of someone from Central Calif or further north. It was certainly plentiful when I was up there last (71 or 72 years ago). Perhaps the tourists and woodworkers have left some.

    Enjoy,

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    Bruce, redwood burl can be pretty stunning. This is an example that Jim Burr turned...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Bruce, redwood burl can be pretty stunning. This is an example that Jim Burr turned...

    he must have paid attention in class huh,,
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    I don't know how it turns, but isn't Madrone native to Calif???... I know it's a tough wood to split when used for fire wood... very stringy.

    Another would be Manzanita just be careful of the stones in the roots... I've been told they are a shock to hit with a turning tool at high speeds....
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    he must have paid attention in class huh,,
    When the Guru let's you hang with him for a couple days...you can bet I'm all ears in class
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