Bruce Blackstone@bgb62

Family man, hunter, fisherman, woodturner, tree farmer,nature lover, retired doc

Loving this mesquite, I want more! #mesquite #desertwood #naturaledge #woodturning #woodbowl #handmade #walnutoil


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A trio of mesquite bowls. This wood turns nicely, soaks up a lot of oil. #woodbowl #mesquite #desertwood #walnutoil #woodart #handmade #woodturning


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“I’ll keep an eye out for you”, when your fishing rod suddenly quits bobbing up and down and the weight is gone. #kokanee #lakemerwin #kokaneesalmon #merwin #downrigger #oneeyedfish #pinkhoochie #downrigger #trolling #trollinglures


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THIS is what its all about. Friend Randy caught this beautiful, hot, 10 lb steelhead . Its now table fare at our house. Thanks Randy, great day on the river. #steelhead #columbiariver #fishing #freshfish #sunriseontheriver


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promising start to natural edge 15 inch cherry bowl, first attempt at bowtie inlays, more difficult than expected, curved bowl surfaces throw all kinds of curveballs from securing the template to cutting recess and fitting inlay. Technical advice, pearls, and inspiration would all be welcome. #crackedbowl #bowtieinlay #butterflyinlay #woodworking #inlay #woodbowl


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Our new granddaughter, Marley, resting in a walnut bowl made with love by Papa. #newborn #bowlfullofgoodness #babypictures #sleepingbeauty #sleepingsoundly #walnut #woodart #handmade


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Remnants of a family Mothers Day gathering. The dogs are exhausted. All the ladies, four generations, made moss baskets. Suzette with her mother, Clarene. #mothersday2018 #85degrees #mossbasket #familytime #fourgenerations


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Good times on the golf course in Rancho Mirage. My golf scores are about the same as my batting average, hovering around 100. Wasn’t a very good baseball player either. #golfing #golfingfun #ranchomirage #funwithfriends #funinthesun #myswingisawesome


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Had a small herd of Roosevelt elk visit the back yard during dinner tonite. #wildlife #elk #closetonature #yardart #backyard


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This 80+ year old Doug Fir, approx 3 feet in diameter at the butt was about 8” in diameter in the early 1960s when my father first acquired this 80ac tree farm. The plantation has been managed with periodic thinnings and clear cuts , usually about 10ac every 8-10 years, resulting in an uneven age stand that conceivably could be managed this way in perpetuity. #treefarming #forestry #managedforest #sustainablewood #familytreefarm #douglasfir


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Spent some time in the land of palm trees. Have become friends w Rafael who owns a tree service company. He became the recipient of a nice 10” mesquite bowl from last years haul, I came home with three nice chunks of fresh mesquite. I think we both are of the opinion that we got the better end of the deal! #woodturning #palmdesert #mesquite #woodbowl #barter #desertplants


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Joshua Tree with friends, great hikes and scenery, but the air is a little thin! #Joshuatree #nationalpark #hikewithfriends


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