|Project by peteg||posted 10-27-2010 12:23 AM||1527 views||2 times favorited||11 comments|
This was turned from a pair of salvaged wooden wash tubs from an early settlers cottage built in the 1880’s.
there is a noticable yellow stain topart of the piece probably due to washing soaps used at the time.
The timber is NZ Kauri (Agathis australis), this was a prized timber in NZ with some of the trees dated at over 2000 years old. There are also many “swamp Kauri” fields where the stumps have been buired up to 40,000 years (carbon dated) There is much on the web about these magnificent gaints of the forest, just type “ancient nz kauri”
It is a lovely timber to work (if you can get it) it is now a protected tree and you have to scavange recycled wood to play with.
-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got