Which fruit wood would you like?
Apple, cherry or plum? Wood is not just wood, fruit is not just fruit and people are not like anyone else and that is a good thing. apple wood We appreciate the very fine-pored wood of the apple. It is medium-hard, not too long-fibered and has its own very valuable character for a wooden comb. It is mechanically very smooth to work with. We don't always have apple wood available because the quality we need is rare. We need apple trees with a diameter of at least 50cm that do not have twisted growth and no rotten spots. If we...
Sorbus torminalis or Sorbus domestica?
Sorbus torminalis (in German Elsbeere) and Sorbus domestica (in German Speierling) comes from the same family. Both can be several hundred years old, bear fruit, have a serrated leaf edge and the wood is very fine-pored, hard and elastic - ideal for a wooden comb . The figure shows the fruit and wood of the service tree on the left and the fruit and wood of the service tree on the right. May I introduce: here you can see one of the "beautiful Elsen"! Serviceberry wood is rare and in high demand due to its quality and colour. The whitish-yellow...
Maple or hornbeam - warm or cold?
As my dad likes to say, "not B-horn, C-horn or D-horn, it's maple (in German Ahorn)" When we work the maple wood in the workshop, it actually reminds me of pancakes with maple syrup. This spicy-sweet smell - slightly like burnt sugar - flows through the entire room, immediately creating a feeling of security and inner peace. If you run your hand over the seasoned wood, it feels warm and balancing. Our ancestors were clever and made the best use of nature. Maple wood was primarily used for tools with wooden handles. Even in winter, the wood feels warm in...