Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Nevada City, CA
I actually don't work with wood (just a strong appreciation), but a good friend of mine has been for many years. I'm going to share your request with him and come up with an educated reply. I can guarantee he is one of the best and most knowledgeable of manzanita wood. If you have more questions I can include that too. You can see some of his work from the website on my profile. These are spoons, but his really great work is his rocking chairs, shelves, and others. Please let me know if you're still around the forum and still interested. I can say, he drys his wood for 2 to 3 years, even then, not all of it is able to be used. Also, you better have some very strong tools and bandages because this wood eats you up. Talk to you soon.