|Project by Dick, & Barb Cain||posted 07-27-2009 11:34 PM||1428 views||0 times favorited||14 comments|
We’ve been spending some time at our cabin, & I happened to see this bowl sitting on a shelf.
Notice the date on the bottom shows 1995.
This piece of wood came from a tree that was struck by lightning, along the road to our cabin.
One day we were passing by, & I picked up a couple of pieces laying near the road that the forestry
had cut up to make the road passible.
The size of this bowl is about 8”, & it has a Libron wax finish.
I have made a lot of different projects from this wood.
This northern MN White pine is great wood to work with. It doesn’t have as much sap in it
like the southern grown pine. It was once the dominant tree in this area until the big lumber barons raped this whole area, back in the early 1900s. They would cut everything, & burn all that was left.
This tree was planted by the CCCs (Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s.
The White pines have been plagued by a disease called blister rust. The state has been doing research to grow a rust resistant tree, & have succeeded somewhat, so they are trying to re-establish new growth.
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