Thermo Oak

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Jim Kirby
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Thermo Oak

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

Simon Magennis
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Re: Thermo Oak

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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.

Clay Schaeffer
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Re: Thermo Oak

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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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Bob Matthews
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Re: Thermo Oak

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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/

Bob

Jim Kirby
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Re: Thermo Oak

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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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