Australian #51-X/Z Silky-Oak (old) tree wood - raw PEN blanks - Sold in packs


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Australian #51-X/Z Silky-Oak (old) tree wood - raw PEN blanks  Sold in packs

Blanks size of approx 21mm square X 130mm long

Pack weight of approx. 230gr.  x 4 blanks

NOTE: This listing doesn't offer pack(s) choices, blanks/packs are too identical to require such method so, simply select "Add to cart" and then select the number of packs you want, on the "quantity" window.

The way these blanks were made, are a combination of a board cut from the end-grain and then sliced at 45° angle.

This is one other of the woods sold to me by the local timber mill, old fellow and founder, as recently he passed on the running of the mill to his oldest son.

The old fellow (Bill) has been keeping and moving these logs in the yard for many years, when he first got this Silky-Oak tree from near by, which he actually slabbed straight away and store it on the outer edge of the open shed where, it got lots of weather still. As always he kept waiting for a special something to do with them, himself but, that never happened.  We decided to reserve a small area in the yard for all his treasures but, when his son took over, he needed space and all those dozens of logs, on his fathers treasures pile, had to go.

At 78 years of age, I think is time for him to rest a little and use some extra time that he never had, on things that he never had time for.  He still wants to work with wood in his shed at home, and from what I've been told by its oldest son, he has enough wood at home to last him 50 years...!

Unfortunately for him and fortunately for me, the edges of the logs when slabbed were kept on top of the slabs to protect them a bit, and while, he wasn't letting go of the good/middle short slabs (2 logs) I manage to convince him to sell me the 4 edges, that were weathered considerably, something that I still could use form my small round and square blanks and pen blanks, plus some others bits and odds that I will list next.  The wood is old and very dry, the colours and grains are just crazy, particularly around any knots, the wood works and finishes very easily...!!


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