INTERESTING POSTING from John Skiffington
Johns question was as follows-: I
have recently come across a timber called ' black cabbage bark' it was denoted
as a certified timber, it is dark heavy and hard. Can you please enlighten
me as to its properties and uses. Also, what is meant by 'certified
timber', presumably this relates to environmental concerns.Response
from David Chapman 24/03/2001
He has since informed me that this timber is listed in the John Boddy catalogue
and we wonder if any one has had any experience of working with this wood.
Yes, I have used it. I got a chunk
from Craft Supplies in Millers Dale but they could not identify the tree - it
is not one of their usual products.
It has a very rugged bark and very striking
annular rings It turns fairly well, although I have not managed
too get a really clean cut where the bark touches the wood. I used it to mount insertion clock movements and
these have been very well received.