This is a very pretty acorn shaped box made out of Ponderosa Pine Burl with Tambooti (Spirostachys africanus) cap. Ponderosa pine is is the official state tree of Montana. It is a magnificent species that holds the record for the tallest known pine. I was very fortunate to obtain a piece of it's very rare burl. When I hauled the burl out for cutting, I thought that there was definitely a mistake in labeling. Pine can not be this heavy! But when I cut into it, the fresh pine scent filled the whole workshop. Yes, it is pine alright, but guess what? The burly wood is naturally saturated with pine resin! In fact, this wood is so dense that I can thread it directly instead of using a hardwood insert. There is more: the resulting acorn is translucent! I did not turn it very thin because I want the piece to hold it's wonderful aroma for a long time, but the translucency is still apparent. It is well known that some woods become translucent when impregnated with oil, Norfolk Island Pine is famous for that, but this all natural, with the added sniffing pleasure! I need to have one of this acorn in my stash, just for the aroma alone. Tambooti comes with it's own scent, but I don't think you can detect it against the powerful scent of fresh cut pine.
A nice box for your valuables. The screw-on cap makes this nature inspired box extra special and ensures that your content is secured, good for jewelry, keepsake... Through the ages, people has given out acorns as symbol of prosperity and luck. This one is a unique gift.
Dimension (largest diameter x height): 2" x 2-3/4"
-- All wood turned items were hand made and/or hand threaded on a lathe. Hardwood threaded inserts were used for woods that do not accept threading well.
-- The item was sanded to 1200 grid for a mirror finish and sealed with a food-safe varnish, if applicable. For hard, fine grained wood with a natural shine, only wax and oil was applied.
-- Each piece offered is a unique item. The design may be repeated but the dimension and wood combination, and or decorative accent will be different
-- Artist signature and catalog number will be inscribed on the item
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