Oh you haven’t heard?
About my wood?…..Ok, this is the last wood post for a while.
I had my eye on this tree for a while. Blew down in a windstorm last year. I wasn’t sure what it was, but thought it could be a candidate for a classical guitar that I want to build from local woods. Cut two large sections and identified it as Eastern Hemlock. Quick count on the rings put it around 100 years old. So I researched Hemlock for guitars and got excited. Could be a very nice selection for a guitar top. But I did read that it tends to delaminate between the growth rings. Then I was less excited. Lo and behold when I split one of the logs it was like a tree grew around a tree, split completely around a single ring. I don’t think any of the sections are quite wide enough for a half guitar top. It would have been perfect if it split all the way through. But I’m sure I can use it for something.
So, I stacked it and need to regroup. There may be a section in the other log that will work. Or maybe further up the tree. I only cut 6’ of it.
Oh well… my quest for guitar wood continues.