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I used a local wood (Cape Beech or Boekenhout), it’s 37 cm x 26 cm and has the most unusual markings.
-- I am knotty old and grainy.
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#1 posted 11-19-2009 07:55 AM
that is beautiful … the piece has a very natural feel. Very nicely done.
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#2 posted 11-19-2009 08:14 AM
Interesting combination.Some of the pattern (black lines) appears to be what we call “spaulding” in the US. It is a fungus. It occurs frequently in Maple and alder trees after they die and are exposed to our wet winters. It is often allowed to happen on purpose by woodworkers to develop those markings in what otherwise would be a rather plain looking piece of wood. If not stopped by drying the wood it will in time it destroy the wood.
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#3 posted 11-19-2009 08:20 AM
totally cool clock kneal and great wood
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#4 posted 11-20-2009 03:26 AM
The word is Spalted if you’re referring to the fine black lines in the wood .Spalt , Spalting , Spalted .
Spaulding is the name on a lot of sports equipment in this part of the USA
http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/yhst-26562724402173_2077_1942761 Picture of SPALTED MAPLE
Beautiful timepiece : ) Love the Spalted Cape Beech !
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#5 posted 11-20-2009 06:28 AM
Thanks for the info on spaulted Cape Beach. I had heard of this wood (Boekenhout) before but never seen it. While on holiday in Knysna (Small town on our Garden Rout), I purchased 9 lengths 2.7m x 28 cm of which 4 lengths have this spaulted look.
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#6 posted 11-22-2009 10:34 AM
Wow. That’s a beautiful clock!
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#7 posted 11-23-2009 01:39 AM
Very nice. The clock and the wood are made for each other.
-- Dave, Ohio,www.rusticforest.com
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