Thursday, December 17, 2009

Boxelder 14x9x4 $110.
This is some gorgeous wood. The bowl was carved last Monday after picking up a truck load from Richmond. I just could not wait and see what was inside those logs. Went back Tuesday and really wore out the back. Being cut down the Friday before the wood has a lot of moisture in it. Had to let it dry 3 days just to finish sand it. It's very stable at this point, but we'll see how it goes in the next few weeks.
A red stain in the wood of living trees caused by Fusarium reticulatum var. negundinis apparently is specific to boxelder. The stain regularly is associated with Cerambycid beetles and the galleries of other insects, but itself does no damage to the wood (

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