|Project by jjw5858||posted 10-29-2012 09:16 PM||898 views||0 times favorited||10 comments|
Well friends I am here inland in NJ, they say the storm known as Hurricane Sandy is fast approaching us.
This was a pine spoon I worked on while moving through a day of high winds, rain, a short power outage and overall just trying to pass the time from getting too worried about what this storm might bring….lol.
I went the pine route this time since this was actually storm pine from about 4 years back. The zesty sap is far more cured in aroma so this is not at all a green/wet woodenware spoon at all.
Pine spoons are made, just not preferred for green woodwork where your finished spoon might be used within weeks after creating it producing back taste from the heavy sap wood when eating.
This pine had set out and seasoned for a good amount of time making it almost like it’s store bought. So I figure I would work with some….love the buttery grain. The wood carves very easy even when seasoned.
From what I have been told this is White Pine…trees brought over from Vermont to Jersey planted by my grandfather.
Ironically….these same 3 large pine trees that have lost many branches in the past (producing this specific stock) are the worries that we hope stand strong and sound during Sandy’s tantrum…..let us pray….lol.
Hope you may enjoy this…..and if I am with power I hope to bring you more wood work soon!
Thanks friends be well and wish me luck!
-- "Make something you love tomorrow...and do it slowly" JLB