A number of new woods added to my shelves today all from National Trust property Lanhydrock house estate. They will all need to dry out a little but should be ready to start using most of them within a week or two.
I have Oak, Ash, Hazel, Holly, Birch, Walnut, Sweet Chestnut, spalted Tulip wood, and Chestnut Burr. Also a small amount of spalted Red Oak from the local area.
There are going to be some good looking pens from some of these woods. I am looking forward to trying out a couple of types of wood I have not turned before Hazel and Birch are two new ones and the Chestnut burr looks stunning.
I just need a little patience as the wood is seasoned but not quite dry enough to work yet. It has to drop to the same level of moisture as my workshop which is a bit drier than the workshop it came from. Turning it too soon will increase the chances of it splitting and I don't want to see that.