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  1. Fat Controller

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    I have been sent these images from home of something that has taken up resudence in my garden on the fence-any idea what it is/

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      Its sap coming out of the wood as it wasn't fully dried. Nowt to worry about just don't get it on your hands or sit in it
       
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        Sap from the soft wood because of the heat
         
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          Ah, so it is just sap then - thanks - I will need to get Mrs C to cover it somehow for the sake of the dog. Cheers
           
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            Sap is a tree's lifeblood; it carries the required nutrition from the roots out to the far ends of the branches and leaves. When wood is cut from the tree, the sap no longer runs as it did in the living wood. Lumber that has been kiln dried has had the sap heated to crystallization. From time to time, changes in humidity or temperature may cause cut boards to ooze sap.
             
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              Let's just hope Mrs C doesn't see branches growing out of it. :snorky:
               
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                pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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                Resin runs out of soft wood knots, mainly but you often find ducts of it when you cut it up.
                Probably the warmth making it run.

                Its the stuff, that when fossilised forms Amber.

                It is extremely sticky, but it is also what gives softwood/pine that distinctive smell.
                 
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                  Never seen resin running out of redwood/whitewood like that .
                   
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                  Bet you'm never eaten the tar running down telegraph poles in hot weather either then :th scifD36::catapult:
                   
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                    I used to get full of it when I was a kid , in my hair on my hands - everywhere . My mum used to put butter on it to get it off - not a clue if it worked.
                     
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                      pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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                      When you buy softwood it is often not very clear what actual timber species you are buying terms like pine, white wood, redwood are all a bit non specific.
                      In the joinery trade, we tend to refer to them all as "Softwood", unless you go for specific softwoods like Douglas fir/BC pine, Hemlock, Pitch pine etc.

                      I've worked with people from the furniture trade and they mostly refer to, what I call general softwood, as "pine", it sells furniture much better that way.

                      Strange things happen in the timber trade, I've never worked them out myself, for example Douglas fir is actually the same stuff as BC pine, only difference I can work out is BC pine comes from Canada, whereas Douglas fir from the US, anyway none of it is pine or fiur anyway, it is Pseudotsuga species, not Pinus or Abies.

                      Sorry just rambling:biggrin:
                       
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                        Fir has tight close grain lines. Pine has broad grain lines that wander :)
                         
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                          pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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                          That maybe so, I've never worked with fir, (Abies species).
                          Probably have used pine, but we call it "softwood":biggrin:
                          Which distinguishes it from the "hardwoods".
                          Broad leaved trees.Mostly deciduous.
                           
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                            Think I'll just call it wood in the future :snorky:
                             
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