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    A Box of Ukranian BO

    This showed up in the mail today from the Ukraine.

    Very high grade Bog Oak. Carbon dated with ages from 1500 to 5500 years old.


    It can be a big gamble importing woods from some countries.
    When I was contacted by these guys in the Ukraine I was suspicious at first.
    I asked about purchasing some sample material so I could see what it would be like first hand.
    The wood arrived pretty quick and it is better than I expected.

    Now I will send it to K&G to see how it does with stabilizing.
    After that I will place a sizable order with these guys.

    Looks like the oldest is the darkest.
    But, I think I like the lighter stuff as well.
    Sure it is only about 2 or 3,000 years old, but it looks good.
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    man I am loving st11

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    That's some cool stuff, love to see a finished handle with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crothcipt View Post
    man I am loving st11
    That piece is quartersawn. The way it is cut produces the flecks.
    The numbers on these pieces are so he can identify what logs I want pieces from.
    I am thinking these will darken up a bit when stabilized. No matter what changes might take place, I love this stuff.
    The supplier also offered to include copies of the carbon dating reports for the wood I order.
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    I have a couple of pieces from Germany that I had stabilized by K&G and they came out nice. The open pores of the oak make for a more rustc looking blank, but I like that. Mine were almost black, so there was not much darkening with stabilizing. Looking forward to seeing the outcome on these.

    Stefan

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    I am really, really impressed with these. Can't be cheap though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candlejack View Post
    I am really, really impressed with these. Can't be cheap though
    No where near as bad as Amboyna, Koa and Ironwood Burl.
    The guy is being pretty reasonable so far, but shipping from Ukraine is a little spendy.

    The way I figure it is;
    Looks good
    Is a sort of rare oddity
    ....and the mystical powers associated with Bog Oak.
    Not that I believe that stuff......Just sayin

    Here is an end shot of the 1/4 sawn piece to show how it is cut to show the flecks.

    When the growth rings are at a right angle to the face of a block, oak will usually shows rays and flecks that look pretty cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burl Source View Post
    No where near as bad as Amboyna, Koa and Ironwood Burl.
    The guy is being pretty reasonable so far, but shipping from Ukraine is a little spendy.

    The way I figure it is;
    Looks good
    Is a sort of rare oddity
    ....and the mystical powers associated with Bog Oak.
    Not that I believe that stuff......Just sayin

    Here is an end shot of the 1/4 sawn piece to show how it is cut to show the flecks.

    When the growth rings are at a right angle to the face of a block, oak will usually shows rays and flecks that look pretty cool.
    I'm a heathen and doesn't really like koa

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candlejack View Post
    I'm a heathen and doesn't really like koa

    They usually toss people like you into the volcanoes.
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    Or bogs, where you get absorbed by an oak tree.

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