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robutacion

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Hi peoples,

I'm a little behind on this months game but I didn't want to have a game until the contests running on IAP were done with so, here we are now.

The question for this game as to do with one of the fruit trees I have listed on my timbers list and the question is..?

One of my fruit tree species produce some burls, they are always very gummy and messy when cut, what fruit tree species am I referring to...?

I would like to remind you all of the new conditions I introduced in game #32 and that is what actually the gift voucher amount will be spent on, and allow the actual winners to make their own choices. The only RULE that I ask you all to respect is that I allow each 1/3 of the value amount (AU$100.00) to be used for the selection of blanks/packs between the 3 main blanks types I make/sell, there is, raw/natural wood blanks, stabilized blanks/packs and Resifills (cast blanks), this means basically that you can select 1/3 of each type or all raw/natural blanks but never the voucher amount of all stabilized or Resifill blanks, I hope this has come clear if not, let me know...!

A voucher code will be sent by PM or email to the winner that will use it to put his/her's order, any freight/shipping is not included in the prize/voucher so, you will be requested at checkout to pay for posting.

PS: You are allowed 3 guesses but each guess on a separate post

Good luck...!

Cheers
George
 
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I think @hannah is right, almond #19, technically it is a fruit tree even though we think of almonds as nuts. Best I can tell, there are only two fruit trees on your list with Burl as a type, almond and olive, and I don't think olive is the correct answer.
Knowing George, a “fruit” tree might be anything that produces something pluckable, edible or not.

Coton Easter Berry & Mulberry would have been two of my guesses if I were playing. No one has offered up my third guess yet. Of course, they’re probably all wrong as usual.
 

robutacion

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Geezzz, I'm the one getting "Tortuosed" with all these answers, from Hills Weeping Fig to the Australian Eucalyptus, in none of those species I ever saw a fruit, as for burls sure the Eucalyptus species produce lots of burls, ain't that sure about the Hills Weeping Fig though...!

And as for Sam's assumptions, well....! we will see...! ;)

Cheers
George
 

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This is what Wikipedia says about Eucalyptus:

Eucalyptus /ˌjuːkəˈlɪptəs/[2] is a genus of over seven hundred species of flowering trees, shrubs or mallees in the myrtle family, Myrtaceae. Along with other genera in the tribe Eucalypteae, they are commonly known as eucalypts. Plants in the genus Eucalyptus have bark that is either smooth, fibrous, hard or stringy, leaves with oil glands, and sepals and petals that are fused to form a "cap" or operculum over the stamens. The fruit is a woody capsule commonly referred to as a "gumnut".

Just sayin...
 

robutacion

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This is what Wikipedia says about Eucalyptus:

Eucalyptus /ˌjuːkəˈlɪptəs/[2] is a genus of over seven hundred species of flowering trees, shrubs or mallees in the myrtle family, Myrtaceae. Along with other genera in the tribe Eucalypteae, they are commonly known as eucalypts. Plants in the genus Eucalyptus have bark that is either smooth, fibrous, hard or stringy, leaves with oil glands, and sepals and petals that are fused to form a "cap" or operculum over the stamens. The fruit is a woody capsule commonly referred to as a "gumnut".

Just sayin...
Hahahaha, and you are saying right...! I completely forgot about the gum nuts"...! :eek:

So, generically speaking you are correct about some Eucalyptus being fruit trees.

Unfortunately your answer still incorrect for my question, sorry.

Cheers
George
 

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And the winner is...?

Congrats hannah on your post #7 with the winning answer, it was indeed the Almond tree burl...!

This burl is only found in older trees that themselves have become diseased, the burl is basically a "sac" that forms around the wound that starts to produce extra sap, over time the sap becomes solidified and interesting colourations formed in and around the woody area where the burl was formed, normally at the base of the trees at least the biggest ones. PIC08614.JPGPIC08618.JPG

When I first got these burls from a tree that as dead for quite some time I thought that it was all dry, it looked and felt dry but that wasn't the case, I actually was so impressed with the colours that I have turned a sample blank, finish it with CA coating and it looked absolutely stunning PIC08696.JPG I showed it here as I had just joined IAP a few months prior and off-course everybody wanted some, why wouldn't they...? ;) well, I cut and put a listing together with full-size and short blanks from this burl and they were posted within 1 week of me finding these burls, as they were actually 2 large and 1 smaller these were some of the many listed blanks 101_1096_(1).jpg ,however, some weeks later I noticed some changes in the sample I had turned and within 1 month (this was Summertime here), the burl had shrunk and wrinkled at some areas of that sample blank when I realised that even though it looked and felt dry, some of the areas where the sap had joined with the wood itself were not dry and therefore shrunk as it dried, PIC08827.JPG100_0032.jpg this was worse on some blanks than others and those that didn't turn these blanks straigh away and put them aside for later, a lot later, they still manage to get enough meat to turn a pen out of them and those that did not made it I offered to replace them with any blanks they wanted but only a few did.

Since then, I have salvaged a lot more Almond burls my last about 5 years ago, they were all cut into 1" to 2" thick slabs and put to dry, still haven't touched those slabs, one day...!

Anyway, thank you to all other participants, your turn may be next...!

PS: Voucher will be sent by PM very shortly.

Cheers
George
 
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