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Project by branch posted 405 days ago 1073 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

hi here is 2 bog oak sculpture that i did for a customer that wanted something that was unusually so i had some bog oak rots that i dug up and was drying for a round 2 years and this is what i came up with i think the are one of a kind //
well he was very happy with them and payed 350 euro for them with made me very happy also //
thought i would share this with you .. all comments welcome good or bad

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stefang

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#1 posted 405 days ago

Interesting piece Branch. I only just learned what bog oak was a few days ago while reading some excerpts from Silas Kopf’s book ‘A Marquetry Odyssey’. The Italians used it as backgrounds for intarsia works from the 15th century on. Apparently the oak never rots under water or in a bog, it just turns black as the minerals in the water interact with the tannin in the oak. I’m sure you know this, but I thought it would be worth mentioning for your readers who might not. Your work here is a great collectors item. I’m sure your customer was very pleased to get them, even at 350 euro.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Bob Collins

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#2 posted 405 days ago

Nice ones Branch, certainly one of the kind projects and a nice little earner. Did you need a finish to bring the black out?. Thanks Mike for explaining about bog oak, very interesting indeed.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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sedcokid

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#3 posted 405 days ago

Branch, what an outstanding piece! I know that your customer will be very happy with your creation.

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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branch

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#4 posted 404 days ago

hi thanks mike for explaining what bog oak is i never thought to do it yes the can lay in the bog for t housings of years and never rough it is very hard to get bog oak or bog yew now the bogs are nearly all dug up and any that is left the are protected you are not allowed to dig them up any more
bob just used a wire brush on the drill and sandpaper and tung owl

branch

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Fishinbo

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#5 posted 402 days ago

A very cool decorative and conversation piece. Indeed a collector’s item. Learned great things today. Thanks for sharing and the info as well.

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