|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 05-04-2014 07:03 PM||1351 views||0 times favorited||18 comments|
This was the only piece of pistachio crotch wood that I could find on the scrap pile at Dead Tree Salvage in Casa Grande. It had two limbs that were much smaller than the trunk thus the big difference in heart wood showing in the center. The limbs show up as 1” dia. spots. The fact that most of it is sap wood is because I turned it too deep. I turned most of the heart wood out of it, but I wanted to complete it and had to add some black epoxy in a few torn out spots. A bit of carving was needed too. I usually like symmetrical pieces but sometimes the wood determines its final shape. The color shows that this was a male pistachio tree.
It is 9” x 2 1/2” high.
It was buffed with Tripoli and White Diamond but some of the gray area stayed dull during the buffing, so I wet sanded it all over again and finished it with clear matte spray.
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