This weekend I had the wonderful opportunity to go visit Ira, “Rustfever”, in Central Calif and he bestowed upon me some pieces of the greatest selection of woods I have seen in a long time.
After a tour of his fantastic shop, he proceeded to take me to several “pallets” of his collection of fine woods.
After about 4 hours of “drooling” and acting like a “kid in a candy store” I selected the following:
8 boards of “Red Gum Eucalyptus” ( wait till you see the “fiddleback” in the pics )
2 boards of “Black Locust”
8 boards of ” Pistachio”
1 board of “Carob”
1 board of “Citrus-Valencia Orange”
1 board of ” cork oak ” ( did not get a pic of this one )
All the while I was envisioning so many wonderful projects that will come out of these.
The RGE and the Pistachio are both green so the minute I got home I stacked, stickered and sealed them.
I sure hope that Mother Nature is nice to me and lets it dry nice and straight without splits !!!!!
Here are some of the pics:
RGE – Red Gum Eucalyptus
RGE – Look at this Fiddleback !
I will be able to work with the Black Locust, Citrus, Carob and Cork Oak anytime as the moisture content is perfect.
The other, ......................... oh well, patience I guess…................ where do I get that?
Again, this is to recognize a wonderful and very generous LJ “IRA” and a great big Thank You IRA, I sure do appreciate this !!!!