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Forum topic by D_Allen posted 690 days ago 715 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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D_Allen

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690 days ago

Anyone ever see this kind of pattern in the sapwood of cedar?
I picked up a rough board of this and began cutting some pen blanks.
The sapwood has strange short sections that give it an interesting pattern.

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andysden

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#1 posted 690 days ago

I have turned some aromic cedar that was taken down at the farm I grew up on in southern Ontario we called it junipter The tree was about 8 ” across and 20 ft tall when I can frist remember it as a child 55 years ago. last year it was cut down and left .it is 14” across and 40 ’ tall I have salvaged most of it cut it into mostly 3 4 boards .have rough turned some pen blanks but not finished them turns and polishes nice Andy

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#2 posted 690 days ago

Yes! I have a log with sapwood mixed in with the heartwood. My log came from a granite outcrop in Georgia,so the pocket of dirt it was growing in was surrounded by solid rock. The tree was subjected to repeated droughts and limited soil, so it grew in fits and starts which stunted it. There were over 30 growth rings to the inch in places, but not evenly around the tree.

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#3 posted 690 days ago

Pretty common in Aromatic Cedar in my experience with it. Beautiful stuff : )

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WDHLT15

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#4 posted 690 days ago

Cream colored inclusions in the red heartwood is very common in ERC. Remember all heartwood used to be sapwood.

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D_Allen

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#5 posted 689 days ago

Thanks all for the info.
It does make interesting blanks…and pens.
Turned these as a special order.

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#6 posted 689 days ago

They came out really well : )

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WDHLT15

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#7 posted 689 days ago

Very nice!

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D_Allen

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#8 posted 688 days ago

The customer originally wanted them to be unfinished so the smell of the cedar would linger.
I convinced him that would be a bad idea because of the unprotected wood.
So, I used a 1” block of the same board and made a holder that is just sanded so he can really smell the cedar.
And the pen and pencil will stay nice for years.

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