Madrona Bowl Blank Md-44
3" 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.
This bowl blank is thicker at one end than the other. On the crotch end where the two branches diverge, the blank is 2" to 2.5" thick. At the annotated end, the blank is 3.4" thick.
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% moisture content 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.