HMS Warrior 1781

October 29, 2008

Wood shipment arrives

Filed under: misc — admin @ 8:01 am

I ordered some unmilled wood from Griffin Exotic Wood last week and it arrived today (less than a week), nice.  🙂

2 pieces of Gabon ebony, 1.5″ x1.5″ x 24″ – good color, heavy.

3 pieces of American Holly, 2″ x 2″ x 12″

2 pieces of Turkish Boxwood, 1″ x 1″ x 10″

The Holly I bought as an experiment to see what it is like, holy cow is this stuff white,  At first I thought it was painted. It is lighter (in weight) than I thought it would be and very fine-grained.   I think will use it for the decks, but I’ll need to mill some of it out first.  Maybe carvings….. I dunno…..

I bought the Turkish Boxwood also as an experiment.  Real European boxwoods are hard to find here in the USA, it’s expensive and usually cut in small blanks or half logs.  I really just wanted to see how it compares to the Castello “South American Boxwood” (which isn’t real boxwood at all) that I already have.  The Turkish stuff is a yellowy-green with a more pronounced grain.  The Castello is more of tan color and even-grained.  I think I’ll go ahead and use the Castello for hull planking and the Turkish stuff for carvings.  ……. unless I can find a half log somewhere……..  I’ve become a wood junkie…   🙂

OK, next up, milling ebony….in a day or two…..

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