Camphor Platter

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Project by Berg posted 03-28-2010 04:03 PM 1272 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Camphor form Gulfport, FL. I really can’t stand the smell anymore. This is a piece of crotch wood that has fantastic feathering. The wood continued to dry and the feathering pulled in is all different thicknesses now. I love how it moved. Although it is technically a natural edge bowl, just two sides are “natural” and the bark is gone. I think I should have cleaned it down to a finished lip.


-- Pete - "To every thing there is a season Turn! Turn! turn!" [Ecclesiastes and Pete Seeger]

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 03-28-2010 10:16 PM

That is a neat looking wood and a nice platter you made from it.
Does it smell of camphor? Is it readily avaiable in Florida?

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 03-28-2010 10:25 PM

There is quite a bit here and the oil and the smell does come from this tree. yuck . The root has an amazing amount of pitch which makes it impossible to turn. I tried. Apparently it is considered an invasive species. Driving by it looks to me a lot like the Live Oak here.

-- Pete - "To every thing there is a season Turn! Turn! turn!" [Ecclesiastes and Pete Seeger]

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