Madrona Block Md55
1.4" x 1.4" x 12.8"
This is a matched pair of Pacific Madrone spindles. They are a light peach color with darker peach undertones, and they have some interesting features created by a juvenile branch inclusion that popped out, leaving its barky shadow. The grain swirls are very pretty around where the branch inclusion used to be. Madrona tends to have a lot of color variation throughout, and we think you will be very pleased with these spindles. The void space would be suitable for epoxy fill to make use of all of the material.
This is a fully air-dried blank, measuring 10-12% moisture content.
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.