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Strawberry Wood

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by nesta, Jul 30, 2012.

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  1. nesta

    nesta Well-Known Member

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    So there have been a few threads regarding pear wood pipes in the past. And morta, of course. And probably a few regarding olivewood pipes.

    It seems just when I seem to have heard most of the materials used out there....

    Strawberry wood? What the heck is strawberry wood?

    I first became aware of it's existence a few weeks ago. I still know virtually nothing about it.

    Enlighten me! Never heard of a strawberry tree, myself....last I checked strawberry was a little leafy plant growing close to the ground, nothing woody about it at all.
     
  2. furious

    furious Junque collector

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    I know nothing about it and am very interested too. All I have are some nice apple wood and rhododendron pipes from WWII.
     
  3. nesta

    nesta Well-Known Member

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    It's not from the same plant as the strawberry fruit is harvested. Strawberry wood is in the same family as briar, just a little different configuration. The grain is less than desirable for smooth but is stellar for blasts. See example :D

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    Oh yes, also...the characteristics are extremely similar to briar. Seems to have nearly the same density, but be a bit lighter. It is a pretty cool material to manipulate!
     
  6. SouthBound

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    Thanks, Nate. I like learning this arcane kind of info.
     
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