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Blog entry by karatewood posted 01-18-2008 04:10 AM 637 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The wood I am using was carbon dated by a person really into this. The material has a greenish tinge with edges of the boards showing severe wear from water movement for many centuries. I am just using the remaining wood left oiver from that log pair as it was not cut down as it just fell over 1 day in a swamp or river to get sunken into mud eventually then was perfectly preserved till it was recovered. I purchased the remaining lumber ( boards 26 inches wide) for my customer that is restoring the first plantation in Santee).
I have been real carefull to measure 3 times and cut once so I do not waste any because I cannot get anymore.No mistakes yet and am trying to keep it that way. I will include pictures when the doors are complete along with the shop. I work alone with my son to do all this and enjoy almost every minuite except collections! and deadlines.

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#1 posted 01-18-2008 04:35 AM

You didn’t mention how old the wood was.

That is one wide board!

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#2 posted 01-18-2008 05:12 AM

was carbon dated 3608 to 4083 years ago was alive

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#3 posted 01-18-2008 05:14 AM

I purchased enough to do the job 600 board feet( no small investment!)

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#4 posted 01-18-2008 05:53 AM

Great commission. It will be nice to see it. I have some bog white oak veneer. Small pieces that have the same color that you state is in your boards. I’ve not used any of it yet. it will be interesting to try.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#5 posted 01-18-2008 11:37 AM

Can’t wait to see the pictures.

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#6 posted 01-18-2008 02:34 PM

This wood is priceless. You are fortunate to be working with something like this. I can’t wait for the pictures.

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#7 posted 01-18-2008 06:07 PM

Pictures please.

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#8 posted 01-18-2008 06:31 PM


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