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    Seems the drying is quite the elaborate process...

    Seems the drying is quite the elaborate process to prevent, or minimize that from happening in the places this harvesting occurs. Probably all part of the pricing for it. Certainly adds to the fear...
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    Some before shots to show the colour better,...

    Some before shots to show the colour better, forgot I took some mid work.
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    Tried to do some spiraling but the wood was not a candidate for it. Despite its hardness compared to fresh...
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    Thanks Andrew. Much denser, and seemed a little...

    Thanks Andrew.
    Much denser, and seemed a little more prone to tear out than young oak. The turning filings were nearly brittle and crisp like as they hit the floor. Seemed almost petrified, but...
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    That's a gorgeous pipe on the wiki Jimmy! Now you...

    That's a gorgeous pipe on the wiki Jimmy! Now you got me tempted to give that a go this winter maybe.
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    Scales, a shave bowl, maybe a box fir the whole...

    Scales, a shave bowl, maybe a box fir the whole shebang. He sent me a very large slab. Some saved for a box idea for him, for when he returns, but the rest is still quite a bit of stock. Was thinking...
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    Ancient turned two band.

    So a friend that's gone awol again, MikeT, sent me a slab of some oak exhumed from an Irish bog. Seems the peat, or tannic acids, or leprechaun magic sealed the wood and prevented it from breaking...
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