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Carl Longden25/03/2015 19:35:51
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Thought I'd share this, I am fortunate to have many sources of free timber, however I now have another one. It is a Peat Bog which has been a commercial source of peat for garden centres here in the UK. As they extract the peat all the other none rotted tree root systems from the old long gone ancient forest that once was present are uncovered and discarded. Presently they have excavated to a depth of 6 metres, and it takes 1000yrs to create 1m of peat bog (yep I done the research). I am now able to gain any that are suitably sized for the lathe and they are 600yrs old and I have to say they turn very well. Would love to identify the timber. The silver colour is totally natural.

6000yr old rootpeatbog bowl 5peatbog bowl 4peatbog bowl 3peatbog bowl 2peatbog bowl

Carl Longden25/03/2015 23:06:03
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hmmm don't know how or whether I can edit this post as it should say "I am now able to gain any that are suitably sized for the lathe and they are 6000yrs old and I have to say they turn very well."

Steve J W26/03/2015 19:33:58
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now i like the idea of that - wow 6000 yr old - if ever you have a spare lump i would love to try it.

Carl Longden27/03/2015 11:23:03
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Steve, funnily enough I off to my folks house today which is near the source for this timber, will go for a walk and get some. Where are you based???

Steve J W28/03/2015 07:44:31
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Hi Carl - Thanks for the reply - i am in the midlands but travel all over with my work so if you do manage to get a lump i could at some point pick it up? steve

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