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Project by branch posted 11-29-2009 06:21 PM 828 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are some clocks that I made using Bogoak. and a few sculpture using the natural curve s and shapes of the timber . and a few bowls





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Dusty56

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#1 posted 11-29-2009 06:28 PM

I’m not familiar with “Bogoak”...is that the natural color of it ? Nice items and turnings : )

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#2 posted 11-29-2009 08:16 PM

hi dusty bog oak is a form of timber unique to the bog lands of ireland .the special acidic condition and the lack of oxygen in the bog have ensured the preservation of these trees forever. as the bogs are being reclaimed for agriculure or exploited for fuel huge roots ad trees are throwing up 2 the surface this special timber which has been miraculously preserved for thousand of years, is once again awakened for its long slumber(sleep) and giving a new lease of life throught the artist hands.
bog wood is more ancient than the pyramids of egypt and the prehistoric monuments of newgrange. about 10 thousands years ago saw the end of the ice ages retreating from ireland it left behind a land in which birch, lichen ad willow grew. after another few thousands years a forest of of oak ad pine covered the whole of ireland. these great blankets of forest lasted for 5 thousand years before eventually succumbing to the growth of the peat forming plants ad covering them completely within its swamps
in the past bog wood had many uses it was a important resource particular during the famine it was often the only timber tht people had access . timber was not available outside the estate woods of the gentry in the 18 ad 19 century ad ireland uses for bog wood included structural timber for houses , rope, fuel, deal torches, thatches ad salmon spearing. today bog wood has particular importance for artist ad scientists.
the bog land of kildare and the whole area of the bog of allen is a vast living treasures trove for this precious ad most coveted the material. the colour of the wood is usually dark stained by organic matter present in the bog. you can often still c the abrasion of the acidic environment, which creates a crisp contrast wit the smooth surfaces ad shapes created by the artist. the material is treates wit linseed oil to give it a deep dark glossy finish.
i hope this help explain wht bog oak is.
branch

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#3 posted 11-29-2009 08:30 PM

Awesome information . I thank you very much for making me learn something today : ) You’ve made good use of the pieces that you have . Keep on posting them : )

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#4 posted 11-29-2009 09:00 PM

Neat clock and information provided. Thanks for posting this.

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