Bog Oak Jewelry is from 2000 year old wood from Eastern Europe river beds. It is probably one of the most expensive woods as the process to bring them to market is so difficult. Usually the species is Oak trees that have been buried under river beds for thousands of years. The wood is deprived of oxygen so it does not deteriorate. It does absorb minerals and turns black in color. These logs are located with sonar and dug up from the riverbed. Often these logs carbon date and go back 5000 years. Just imagine that these trees were growing while the Egyptians were building the Pyramids. When Jesus was in Bethlehem and the Roman Empire was at its peak.
Bog Oak Material
I was given planks of Bog Oak by an importer to test if the product had potential for turning. It is already a proven product for furniture making. I found the material difficult to fabricate. It is not solid and there are void through out the slabs. So when turning a bowl a large fissure would show up and the bowl would break up. I like Bog Oak material for jewelry because it has beautiful texture, but I think it has limited use for turning larger items.
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My jewelry features many different materials and you can see what I am up to in my store on the website store or In my shop on http://Etsy.com/shop/Aaturning
I design all my items in my New Jersey, USA studio. I enjoy working with unique materials and have the opportunity to explore materials and processes that I am not even aware of today. My wood turning journey is incredible and it is an honor to be able to share my experience with you.