Hi all, hope this is the right group, if not hope someone will point me in
the right direction
I am looking to make a bench out of some pine trees I recently cut down.
Nothing fancy, but something almost like 3 logs together maybe sloping up?
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Hope this makes sense, if not hope it at least brings a laugh to you lol
Thanks in advance
Pitch will put you "in touch" with nature. It is the gooey stuff that oozes
from the pine tree. Difficult to remove from your hands or clothing. If
your tree is heavy with it, the bench will not be practical.
Turpentine is made from the liquid of pine trees.
Turpentine is a semifluid resin obtained from trees, mainly pines of the
genus Pinus. A volatile oil called spirit of turpentine, oil of turpentine
or, colloquially, turps can be extracted by distillation. Turpentine has
been described simply as "distilled trees". Turpentine is used as a solvent,
especially for thinning oil-based paints, and as a raw material for the
chemical industry. Turpentine was also used in folk medicine for the
treatment of intestinal worms or mixed with animal fat as a primitve chest
rub for nasal and throat complaints. Some modern chest rubs still contain
some turpentine (e.g., Vick's Vaporub).
Ooooh what I call sap, ok theres not a lot of it in the part I am using,
there was a lot in whats left in the ground, it oozed up, but nothing came
out the bottom, maybe because I cut it up high, I dunno, but theres not a
lot of it, I have been limbing (hope that is the right term) today and there
is not much sap anywhere
Thanks for educating me lol
No, "sap" is what comes from oaks. When it's from maples, you
boil it down into syrup.
Sap is a gentle thing with a gentle stickiness.
Pine pitch is the stuff that means when you get up
off your bench, it sticks to your ass.
And it is getting ever more hard to locate. I wanted some, instead of mineral
spirits, for an article I'm working on. Walmart and a couple other stores had
these great looking cans--Turpentine big on the label, but directly under it,
Imitation Turpentine (AKA mineral spirits, which sold in the next shelf space
for $2.75 or so, while the imitation turps went for $3.97. Kind of a neat
marketing trick if you like getting screwed).
I have to hit the independent paint store today.
"Bore, n.: A person who talks when you wish him to listen." Ambrose Bierce, The
You'll find out when you sit on it. :-)
Pitch is the goo from which rosin and turpentine are made. It oozes
out of 'pitch pockets' in pine logs. Some pines don't have a lot of
it. True firs don't have it at all, IIRC.
Rodney Myrvaagnes NYC J36 Gjo/a
"Wanting to meet a writer because you like his work is like wanting to meet a duck
because you like pate."
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