sabato 14 dicembre 2013

Cercis Siliquastrum

Cercis siliquastrum, commonly known as the Judas tree, is a small deciduous tree from Southern Europe and Western Asia which is noted for its prolific display of deep pink flowers in spring

This species forms a small tree up to 12 metres in height and 10 metres in width.







Here where i'm living, the Cercis take very easy Woodworm,
For me it has been Difficoult to maintain this wood without any crack,

It has very strange odor when you turning it, unmistakable....
In the start i was little annoyed by this smell, like a wet dog,
by gettin' used it's not so bad....

I have save only the pieces i turned green, reaching a very thin thickness..
All the pieces that have a thickness of a few centimeters are broken, or twisted and then broken...
Cercis's trunk twists easily, so after cut it this tensions must be free....
Even using glue or wax or both strokes on the heads of logs havn't kept wood from crack...

Cheers Paolo