Australian #65 Sugar Gum tree wood - PEN blanks raw - Sold in packs


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Australian #65 Sugar Gum tree wood - PEN blanks raw

Sold in packs of 4 blanks

Blanks size of approx 21mm square X 130mm long

230gr. Pack 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.

 This is another wood species from my auto-mechanic friend's property in the Australian Fleurieu Peninsula, situated about 55km south from Adelaide, and one place that has only a couple of Sugar Gum trees among hundreds of other Gums trees that, didn't grow as expected with the trunk getting all bent and twisted with also multiple large branches growing very close to the ground, making them look pretty bushy and ugly/useless...!

I was requested to cut them down to have them replaced with something else, with the wood not showing any size and any other characteristic that would want me to keep them for my woodturning.

However, and when making the lowest cuts, I notice that was some burled wood inside and close to the tree base so I cut as low as possible and kept that last foot long log from the base.

Interestingly, were no signs of burl from the outside nor Sugar Gums are much good in producing Burls but these 2, being about 20 years old, had some internal burl formation.

Was only 1 log that I make a fair size round blank from the rest was sliced into small slabs/boars to make pen blanks with but, as I was doing the pen blanks, I decided to keep some of the slabs as a whole so that they could be used for something else and also maintain the burled areas as one, instead of sliced out, losing the grain pattern forever...!

The slabs are waxed, some on the ends only, others on one of the 2 main faces as the wood was processed and waxed green and still no dry (cut is 9/2011)...!


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