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Patterns under the bark..

Postby JonnyP » Sun Oct 21, 2012 4:32 pm

Hello.. :D I was chopping logs when I found this log with some nice patterns under the bark on a piece of Oak. Anyone know what caused it, or wether it just naturally occurs..?
I have seen it before, but never this much..
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Re: Patterns under the bark..

Postby Davie Crockett » Sun Oct 21, 2012 5:29 pm

is this bark over a burl? My guess is that this is how burls are formed as cambium is laid down in a random pattern.
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Re: Patterns under the bark..

Postby ToneWood » Sun Oct 21, 2012 6:13 pm

Weird. Never seen anything like it. When I carved a large oak bowl earlier this year I was surprised at the variety of different "structures" in oak. Veins that ran sap green, veins that looked red-brown (but I think produced the blue-black tannin stains), "nodes"/areas of different color & texture. It felt a bit a bit like dissecting an animal. Interesting wood, oak.
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Re: Patterns under the bark..

Postby SeanHellman » Sun Oct 21, 2012 8:24 pm

Not just under the bark, I have been splitting some holme oak recently and within the wood are the same amazing patterns. This was a knotty bit of wood and I think it is caused by economic growth, small buds that do not develop and also produce burrs.
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Re: Patterns under the bark..

Postby gavin » Mon Oct 22, 2012 6:59 am

This looks like the sort of thing folk find pictures of Christ, Madonna, Geo Washington, or A N Other folk hero in.
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Re: Patterns under the bark..

Postby simon » Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:20 am

SeanHellman wrote: I think it is caused by economic growth,

I can't spell or type well but I think perhaps it might be epicormic growth. Economic growth is what all the politicians are on about.

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Re: Patterns under the bark..

Postby warrenee » Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:55 pm

gavin wrote:This looks like the sort of thing folk find pictures of Christ, Madonna, Geo Washington, or A N Other folk hero in.
Have a look before cutting further - if you see some religious image here it could be worth a fortune!


I can see at least 3 'Screams' by Munch...
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Re: Patterns under the bark..

Postby RJWEcology » Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:57 pm

warrenee wrote:
gavin wrote:This looks like the sort of thing folk find pictures of Christ, Madonna, Geo Washington, or A N Other folk hero in.
Have a look before cutting further - if you see some religious image here it could be worth a fortune!


I can see at least 3 'Screams' by Munch...


All I see is the Matrix... :roll: (pretty patterns though).
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Re: Patterns under the bark..

Postby SeanHellman » Mon Oct 22, 2012 6:58 pm

I blame it on the spell checker, and then me, for not checking the spell checker.
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Re: Patterns under the bark..

Postby JonnyP » Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:05 pm

warrenee wrote:
gavin wrote:This looks like the sort of thing folk find pictures of Christ, Madonna, Geo Washington, or A N Other folk hero in.
Have a look before cutting further - if you see some religious image here it could be worth a fortune!


I can see at least 3 'Screams' by Munch...


I have already seen The Scream.. It was on a bit of granite though..
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