|Project by WoodArtbyJR||posted 02-26-2012 08:49 PM||1524 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
I got this piece of wood from the Board Hoarder in Kirkland WA last fall and just got arount to turning it last week. Garry Oak is from the white oak family and is native to the west side of the Cascade Mtns and is the only native oak tree to British Columbia, WA and northern OR. It can be found from the BC area to as far south as the Siskiyou & Klamath Mtns in northern CA. Although the wood has a beautiful grain, it is difficult to season without warping and therefore the Garry Oak has not historically been regarded as having any commercial value and is frequently destroyed as land is cleared for development. This piece was extremely hard and heavy and my wrists ached for days after turning it. The only finish I have applied to it so far is a coat of walnut oil but I will wax and buff it in the near future. I hope you enjoy the beauty of this pieces grain turmoil as much as I do. I took the pics with my new G12. Now I can get some decent close ups;-)
Thank you for looking.
-- Jim Roberts, Port Orchard Washington