A few weekends ago I ventured over to Clayton’s (member CCanfield) house to get some cuts of some of my Central Oregon wood finds. I have several specimens that will be shipped when finished so will have more pics then, but thought I’d post the ones I have already. They aren’t polished yet because I really am not sure what I will do with them. Sell them? Make things? Display them as is? Anything is possible.
The first one wasn’t cut. It’s still in one massive piece. I have a closeup of it now, though.
Remember the pic of this rock?
This is what it looks like up close and personal:
Clayton really liked the pink crystals scattered along the one side so took a close up of those as well:
Next – I had found some multi-colored, jasperized wood as well. Here are pics of different varieties from two different locations in the general area of my green/blue wood site. While some of this stuff is pretty brittle, the lines in this piece are all healed fractures. It’s tough with a piece that you like as well as I do this one to decide whether to cab it or just leave it in one piece. This one is about 2″ by 3″ — one of the smaller pieces, but one of my favorites.
I love this next piece, too. It’s about 8″ by 6″ and this cut is about 3″ thick. Most of the fractures are shallow but one does go through almost to the other side. It seemed to cut okay, though. The bark is pretty obvious on the sides but I don’t have a pic of that:
This one was from a closeby location that has a little different coloration than the above jaspers. This particular specimen is 5″ by 2.5″ and about 2″ thick. The fractures are also either healed or shallow. This is basically limb cast. The bark is very jaspery and quite prominent all the way around the piece. I talked on the forum about hauling a boulder back to the car – it’s this color of jasper wood and is around 13″ long, 9″ wide and thick. It was severely heavy and took everything I had to get it into the rig…..and a little help at the last creekbed to get up that last hill.
This is the end cut of a piece I showed before – from just down the road from the other two sites. It’s basically a broken round. It’s 7″ by 4″ at the wide point, and around 3″ thick. I wish I’d gotten the side cut, too, but wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with it yet. The fracture is very light and might just be a scratch from the saw.
The next cuts I have coming from Clayton aren’t from the same location. They’ll be cuts from agates I got after our meetup last spring near the ID/OR border, and one or two from the Ochocos.
I want to give a special thanks to Clayton for cutting these for me, and for taking me on a hunt for wood in his own home area. I still had one in the rig when I took some pals out the last time and they each picked it up and said “nice piece”. I was glad when I had to tell them it wasn’t from where we were that I had some sites they could get good stuff from, Ha.
Until next time………
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