Miscellaneous wood types
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This wood hasn't been around on the market in years. We got these about 12 years ago. This type of padauk (from which amboyna burl comes) is far more colorfast than african padauk. Look at this deep red color in these pieces, they have not even started to turn brown in 12 years! The grain is also finer than african padauk with a higher density too . Dried completely.
This is rare wood. The Rocky Mountain Bristlecone pine (Pinus aristata) is one of the oldest trees on the planet. It is known to live 3000 years, possibly longer. It grows high in the mountains, around 8,000 to 10,000 feet depending on the area. This was harvested from dead wood in the Rockies. Except the pen blanks (see note) they are pretty clean cut pieces. More pen blanks sold seperately below that have no defects too.
Age of this tree---I have yet to count all the rings but will post the answer once I do. Or maybe I can just take a pic of the rings and let someone out there tell me--anyone want to take it on??Notes: The pen blanks have some knots (most). The knots must be glued with thin superglue to keep them in place while turning. Piece 11 has already been glued, but make sure you stabilize those knots before you turn as they can fly out . If possible, pop the knot out of piece (big ones only) and then glue it back in. For small ones, soak with superglue.
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