Pin Oak - Knife Blank - 1516-18-1-KNP

Pin Oak



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Pin Oak is one of the American Red oaks. Red oaks are not durable and are susceptible to decay organisms if left exposed or constantly wet. Fungi like it wet and warm. Pin Oak logs will decay if left unmilled. This Pin Oak was left exposed to wet and warm over four seasons. When milled into 150x50 we found spalt. Once the timber dried the decay stopped. Pin Oak heartwood is normally resistant to borer, but semi-decayed heartwood or Spalted wood is susceptible. Years later when pulled from the dry sheds we find borer (pepper). The spalting is good, we have cut out 26 pieces to offer. Spalt and Pepper knife blanks. The borer is no longer active, stopped with an application of turps and ripcord. Ripcord is a pyrethroid insecticide.

Packet / Piece No: 1516 / 18 / 1

Species Code: QUPAL
Species name: Quercus palustris
Name: Pin Oak
Epithets: palustris "of the marshes"
Green /Air Dry / Kiln: AD
Rough Sawn / Dressed: Sawn
Type: Knife Blank
Exotic / Indigenous: Exotic
Origin: North America, grown in Aotearoa - NZ
Durability: Non-Durable
Hardwood / Softwood: Hardwood
Suitable for Outdoor Use: No
Hardness: Moderate to Hard
Strength: Strong
Colour: Pale Red Brown

Thickness (mm): 45
Width (mm): 55
Length (mm): 335

Grade: KNZP
Grade Name: Knife Blank Zpalt & Pepper
Density (Kg/m3): 746
Vol (m3): 0.00083
Weight (g): 618.5

SKU: 1516-18-1 TAG: Exotic

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