A shout out to Myrtlewood Gallery

Forum: Woodturning

Back in October 2013 my wife & I took a 14 day tent camping trip along the west coast from Los Angeles to almost the Washington border.
We visited many galleries and was able to tour some of the work shops .
I purchased several turning blocks and the wife found these mini vases in the bargain bin. I put a few on my lathe, sanded them & applied several coats of tung oil. The holes are for a small glass vial to hold flowers. The wife says they are for table place settings, I just keep learning LOL
check out myrtlywoodgallery.com
They sell slabs & turning blocks.

That was the best vacation ever

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Jaybird

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Thorreain ...

Very nice jay. They certainly are decorative.

Steve Tow ...

Nice! !!
Ill have to check them out!
Myrtlewood is an enchanting wood.
I have just a little Burl veneer I’m saving for a nice box top!
Hi Jay, how are you folks?
Always love seeing what your up to,
I like using various materials, to make projects as well.
Take care!
Steve Tow
Happy Woodchips!

Jay ...

Thanks Thorreain, when I get them finished , she will give most of them away. I will take more pics with flowers in them & in their proper setting, the dining table.

Steve,
We were able to walk through his shop as long as we stayed on the designated path. There was tons of turning blocks, slabs & carving pieces.
I was told that Myrtlewood only grows in one area of Oregon & Israel. It’s hard to identify because it has so many different shades & colors.
That was such a fun trip, we stayed on hiway 1 which runs right along the ocean. We stayed in campgrounds for safety & hot showers, did a lot of tailgate cooking & ate some local fresh seafood.
All is well with us, thanks for asking.
Have a happy & safe July 4th !!

Jay Smith

Jay ...

Thanks Bruce !!

a1jim ...

It’s a great wood that has a varied color and grain,very nice turnings

Kelly ...

One of the places your might have driven past let me dig through their cast off pile and I got several small pieces good enough to become turnings.

I suspect, if we got to know some locals, there’d be a bunch of it out there for the asking. Buying from the roadside places can get expensive.