|Project by Nick424||posted 11-06-2016 12:40 PM||1234 views||0 times favorited||13 comments|
5 X 5 X 7 inches
My work has me visiting each of our 12 plants twice a year. All of the maintenance men know that I do hobby woodworking now, so several of them are keep thier eyes open for pieces of wood that may come in as blocking, or dunnage and they save it for me.
This piece came from Joe in Baltimore. It was rough sawn, about three feet long one inck thick, and very heavy. After planing one side I could see the beautiful spalting in it, but I don’t know what it is. It looks punky, but it is very solid.
My guess would be Ash, or maybe Hickory. One thing I found odd, although it was very heavy and dense it really soaked up the Danish oil I used for a finish. I had to go over it six or seven times before it quit soaking in, unlike Oak that only takes one or two.
If you can tell me what it is, it would be appreciated.