Madrona Block Md56 1.4" x 1.4" x 11.4"

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Madrona Block Md56
1.4" x 1.4" x 11.4"
0.7 lbs.

This is a beautiful spindle of Pacific Madrone wood with a juvenile branch inclusion. It's not clear how far the branch penetrates -- it may taper off quickly and turn away, or it may be present in your finished turning. The spindle has light peach color with darker peach undertones, and the branch inclusion is a lighter yellow with tark and red hues around it. Madrona tends to have a lot of color variation throughout, and we think you will be very pleased with this piece.

This is a GREEN to partially air-dried blank, meaning that it still retains some of the 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. It was measured at 32% moisture content in January 2023. If you need a current moisture content, please message us so that we can check its status for you. It is common for fine cracks to open as these blanks dry, despite being sealed. If you do have a visible crack, secure it with CA glue prior to turning.

This size of spindle is useful for a range of turning, carving, or other woodworking projects. Popular projects from this size spindle: game calls, bottle stoppers, shot glasses, tool handles, knife scales, toothpick holders, drawer pulls, honey dippers, magic wands.

About the Tree

This Madrona tree lived a long and healthy life on San Juan Island, Washington. It died naturally and was harvested in the course of good forest management. It was standing a while before being harvested, so there is a bit of spalting throughout that adds to its beauty. Not all pieces have spalting, but quite a few have black-line spalting and added color from mineralization streaks.