Madrona Bowl Blank Md-43
3.8" x 7" x 11"
This is a half-log bowl blank of Pacific Madrone wood taken from a crotch, which is the node at which two branches come together. The wood from this tree has a beautiful ivory tone with very fine grain. The crotch in this bowl blank captures a wispy feather figure.
The bark is complete and well-attached, so you have the option of turning either a conventional bowl or a "barky" natural-edge bowl. If you want a full bark edge on the natural rim, you will need to secure the bark with CA glue before and possibly during turning.
This is a GREEN to partially air-dried bowl blank, meaning that it still retains a lot of its original moisture from when it was a living tree. It has been well-sealed with Anchor Seal and is in the process of slowly drying; this process can take years if leave it in log form. It was measured at 35 MC in January 2023. If you need a current moisture content, please message us so that we can check its status for you.
This is a nice, solid bowl blank. I do not see any flaws or areas of concern.
About the Tree
This Madrona tree was blown down during a snowstorm that hit San Juan Island in December 2022. It lived on the west side of the island, near Lime Kiln State Park, a famous orca watching location.