- Aug 10, 2011
Yes, my initial reaction as well.
Upon further reading you used Camphor wood, which just so happens to be wood from my favourite tree of all time (Cinnamomum Camphora).
definitely would love to buy the host. :drool: +1 !!
A little history from me. Sorry I got sidetracked...
I have 2 related trees growing in Victoria BC Canada both from the same genus as your Camphor wood host, Cinnamomum. These are Cinnamomum Japonicum and Cinnamomum Septentrionale. Both are growing without any kind of protection. I live in a fairly solid Z9 climate with fairly warm dry summers.
Japonicum wood is pungent and has an odor like Cinnamon and
camphor combined. Septentrinoale (Ginsu) Silver wood has an odour like candy or root beer because of the high amounts of Saffrole in the wood.
Both trees are excellent woods to work with!
We love camphor as well. Its beautiful to the eye, but the burl is def a PITA to work with, esp when turning. Im the wood turner in the shop, and I cant tell you enough of the problems Ive had with it on the lathe. Ive lost many a good piece just due to the nature of the wood. But, when you do get a piece fully completed...it just stuns.