|Project by Gary||posted 2631 days ago||1908 views||1 time favorited||9 comments|
Monday’s Florida tornados took down a sweet gum that spanned my driveway.
Since I had to get out the chainsaw to clean it up, I also cleaned up the oak tree that fell across the front of the driveway a few weeks ago.
I had pushed the oak out of the way and left it lay.
When I went to move it, I noticed serious spalting and upon cutting,
I found most of it is solid. Thoroughly spalted without being punky.
The pen is sitting on the slice the blank came out of.
The photo on the slice (slab) is taken in natural light.
The photo on the keyboard is taken under halogen lights.
So, I now have about 10-12’ 10-12” diameter chunks of this wood.
Way too much for one person to use.
What’d y’all think?
-- Gary, Florida. http://www.penturners.org/forum/f70/servicepens-2014-a-111967/