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Time to start prepping some more boxwood for pomanders…


Cut logs ready for turning

End view of one block showing end grain and (unfortunately) some rot

The other end waxed to show the grain more clearly.

The rot around on edges of the wood is not found as frequently as on other woods. Boxwood is hard and dense that it largely resists water – there is a good chance that some of this damage was done in storage during the winter. It will mean turning from a larger piece, but the resulting pomanders will have an interesting variety of colours in the surface.