Pecan Block P484
2.1" x 2.2" x 12"
This is a burly turning spindle of Texas-grown Pecan wood. It is heavily figured, with eye-catching burl on two faces that penetrate well into the block. The non-figured grain in the block is about 50% by volume and is fairly straight-grained.
It has a mix of heartwood, sapwood, and bark. Its color is tan to peach with plenty of character throughout. The grain is just gorgeous and includes burly bark at one end and a number of bark-lined inclusions and voids, some of which might lurk unseen beneath the surface. If you wish to preserve these features in the finished turning, be sure to use CA glue to secure bark and to stabilize or fill the voids. The open cracks may be good candidates for a contrasting-color epoxy fill.
This block has been air-dried to 10-12% moisture content.
About the Tree
This Texas-grown Pecan tree was harvested in Fresno Texas in December, 2021. It was in a residential neighborhood where it had been planted near a home that was built in the 1930s. Over the years, the small Pecan tree grew large, and it threatened the house. The homeowners reluctantly called their tree company to cut down the tree and stack the wood for us to recover. We're always happy to save wood from the firepit or city dump. Their tree is now yours to treasure!