Not a pretty wood

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jttheclockman

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I will go along with others and say that is a wood product pen and should qualify. It is beautiful. Nice job turning it. :):)
 

SteveJ

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I am fine with Brian's decision not to allow the bark pen into the pretty wood contest. He has to draw the line somewhere and he is technically correct. Running contests is a lot of work and he gets a lot of entries in the pretty wood contest.

Thank you for your positive comments about both pens.
 

djrljr

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You have a winner there. I would think any part of the tree should qualify in the contest. Either way beautiful pen.
 

Brian G

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No doubt, Steve, the bark made a pretty pen!

I consulted several dendrology sites to evaluate whether bark is wood. In sum, the cambium produces xylem (sapwood that becomes heartwood when it dies), more cambium, or phloem (which becomes bark). They are distinct tissues with their own purpose; thus, bark is not wood.

It was a good question. :)
 

SteveJ

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No doubt, Steve, the bark made a pretty pen!

I consulted several dendrology sites to evaluate whether bark is wood. In sum, the cambium produces xylem (sapwood that becomes heartwood when it dies), more cambium, or phloem (which becomes bark). They are distinct tissues with their own purpose; thus, bark is not wood.

It was a good question. :)
I understand that Brian and have no complaints about your decision!
 
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