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Thermo Oak

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Thermo Oak

Postby Jim Kirby » Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:46 pm

What is thermo oak? What is the recipe for heat treating? I'm coming up blank on google searches.
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Re: Thermo Oak

Postby Simon Magennis » Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:17 pm

Have a look at this thread:
http://www.classicalguitardelcamp.com/v ... 11&t=76551

30 mins in a domestic oven. Main purpose seems to be to darken up the timber.
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Re: Thermo Oak

Postby Clay Schaeffer » Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:26 am

Interesting article. I once worked with some boards cut from old oak piling material that had turned a grey color from years in water and mud. The color had penetrated fairly deeply into the wood. It might have made unique looking fingerboards.
Hi Jim,
What were you going to use the "Thermo Oak" for?
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Re: Thermo Oak

Postby Bob Matthews » Sun Apr 07, 2013 6:24 pm

I have some 'bog' oak fretboard blanks that I bought here in the UK, it's the the most dense oak I have ever come across and is as black as night with silvery black medullary rays showing - absolutely beautiful.

I got my blanks from http://www.exotichardwoods.co.uk/Woods_List/Bog_Oak.asp which actually come from here http://www.adamsonandlow.com/bog_oak/

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Re: Thermo Oak

Postby Jim Kirby » Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:36 am

Clay Schaeffer wrote:Interesting article. I once worked with some boards cut from old oak piling material that had turned a grey color from years in water and mud. The color had penetrated fairly deeply into the wood. It might have made unique looking fingerboards.
Hi Jim,
What were you going to use the "Thermo Oak" for?


Hi Clay - just being curious about alternate fretboard materials.
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