Sweet Acacia Tooth Picks #1: Raw/ Carved/ Sanded

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Blog entry by WildWoodMan posted 09-10-2014 11:27 PM 1904 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Sweet acacia (A. farnesiana) (genus (Acacia)/ subfamily Mimosoideae/ family Fabaceae/
From Right to Left:
2 ) Raw Thorns
1) Double Thorns hand carved / 4 Thorns hand carved
3) Hand carved and sanded

As I mention in one of my other Blogs, I like to utilize the whole parts of the tree, the is one of those cases.
I cut down 3 saplings, cut off the branches, I very carefully striped the bark with a utility knife.
Then carefully cut the thorns off with X-acto knife, with saw blade I decided to utilize this product of wood, so I carefully carved and sanded the wood, then I plan to ploy them.
I would not suggest or even attempt to use these as toothpicks, but I may make wooden dart with them.
I found that when “green the Acacia is fairly easy to cut as saplings, but once harden, which only took one day.
I braided the 3 raw saplings together, will post another “Blog” about them soon.
I found out on:
That the Acacia Tree was “used in the construction of the tabernacle in the book of Exodus”
and also “was used for the poles of the ark, the ark itself”
“This wood is resistant to decay (
) because the tree deposits in the heartwood many waste substances which are preservatives and render the wood unpalatable to insects making the wood dense and difficult to be penetrated by water and other decay agents.” (Source:
These points* are why I use the Acacia Thorns as “toothpicks”

-- Wildman, PA,

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