Australian #50 Apricot tree old wood - PEN spalted blanks raw - Packs of 4
Australian #50 Apricot tree old wood - PEN spalted blanks raw
Packs of 4 blanks
Blanks size at approx 21mm square x 130mm long
Packs weight at 230gr. each
Please select the number of packs you want otherwise, the packs supplied will be in descending alphabetical order as per availability.
These are dry blanks processed from a couple of old Apricot trees, growing at a friends property, in the Aldinga area, about 25km from me.
I'm located in the SA Fleureau Peninsula, about 70km south of Adelaide, at the edge of the Adelaide Hills.
These trees planted by my friend and my auto-mechanic, were struggling to survive due to old age, after many years of producing great fruits but, and as anything else, life expectancy was reached, therefore, they were in troubles and destined to be pulled out and burnt...!
I was not going to allow that to happen so, I offer to pull them out and replaced them with 2 new nursery grown Apricot trees in exchange for the wood. This was something that pleased my friend immensely, as I was taking care of something that he didn't really wanted to do but, acknowledged that had to be done, rather sooner than later...!
These are old trees that are rare to come by and I have been trying to get for some time so, we both got a win in the end.
The wood is just amazing on any part of the tree and the straight cut blanks are no exception however, they have some spots where spalting took over and made with soft spots, here and there.
Stabilizing would solve that problem but, most of the wood is still firm so, localised application of thin CA will resolve the soft patches as the blank is worked on...!
Wood is extremely easy to work with and obtains a good finish with little effort.
Blanks are wax at one face for colour enhancement...!
Thank you for visiting...!
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