SG-Neck Thru - Using up some wood in the shop

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BTW - If you think building guitars as a hobby gets expensive, try Bespoke Fountain Pens - one set of a tap & die for the cap is a minimum $250. That's one tap and one die for a very unique Metric triple start thread. And the supplier is out of stock. My wood stabilizing for cremation urns will come in handy for these pen blanks, as I am going to do locally harvested domestic hardwoods, dyed and stabilized for the barrels, and caps. And probably manufacture precious metal clips and top buttons. Hand engraved to boot. Meanwhile, back at the Ranch - SIGGY sits longingly on the router table waiting for more attention. Yogi Berra said, "When you come to fork in the road, take it." Life has it's way of directing me.
 

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Another item - one of the TAW (TN Assoc of Woodturners) gave me some firewood. Curly White Oak - looks like a woman's wavy hair all the way down the length of any vertical split. I am cutting it up to be stabilized, dyed and double dyed for these Bespoke Pen blanks. I'll post pictures once I get the stuff in the process. I've split and burned maybe 50-100 cords of wood back when I lived in the country, and never saw a piece of wood like these. Very cool.
 
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Another item - one of the TAW (TN Assoc of Woodturners) gave me some firewood. Curly White Oak - looks like a m=woman's wavy hair all the way down the length of any vertical split. I am cutting it up to be stabilized, dyed and double dyed for these Bespoke Pen blanks. I'll post pictures once I get the stuff in the process. I've split and burned maybe 50-100 cords of wood back when I lived in the country, and never saw a piece of wood like these. Very cool.
Would love to have some for my parlour guitar sides 😁
 

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Dave, I thought the same, but the pieces are only pie shaped firewood and not wide enough or long enough for guitar main components. But for Bespoke Fountain Pens - YES. I am getting ready to take the plunge and mix some Cactus Juice and dyes, and start the accent color soaks.
 

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Dave, I thought the same, but the pieces are only pie shaped firewood and not wide enough or long enough for guitar main components. But for Bespoke Fountain Pens - YES. I am getting ready to take the plunge and mix some Cactus Juice and dyes, and start the accent color soaks.
Oh well, I'll find something 😋
 

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I'll ask the woodturner to see if his friend's wood pile has larger pieces. I've never seen anything like this in oak. Usually oak splits straight unless there's a knot. This is wavy all the length of the split. The last piece shown in first 2 pics, is 2-1/2" at the bark side to zero x maybe 4" wide. The last picture is the bandsawn cut parallel to the wavy face (each growth ring is about 3/8" wide).
 

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