<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="65001"%> 6/17/08 Mosaic Table

 

I found some reclaimed Hearpine from the Long Leaf Pine trees that were 95% harvested at the turn of last century. Because they take 300 years to mature, they weren't often replanted after being harvested. In any case, some boys I know back home acquired some reclaimed Heartpine scraps through their father that they've been selling for firewood. I picked through their main wood stash where I found a few planks worth saving. They were all greyed like the edges you see below after I'd split and planed them. You can see rot and discloration. In any case, I made what I consider my scrap wood challenge. It's a stand to hold my crock pot and jerky maker. In the last few years, I've gotten in the habit of slow cooking on Saturdays as I build something in the wood shop. In the summer, I normally throw a bunch of meat on the smoker, but in the winter it's just too cold. So now I have my slow-cook kitchen stand.

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scrapwood

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scrapwood

Above you can see the massive discoloration on the triangular supports. This wood was so rotted that I had to glue it back togehter with cyanocrylate just to use it. If you look on the other side, you'll see where it is split. But because I was out of wood and I liked the color of this rotted piece, I salvaged it.

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Look at the tight grains. They don't grow wood like that anymore.

 

deerhorns

I mounted some deer horns on a piece of Curly Birch with a strange grey discoloration. This buck was a six pointer.