In the Spring of 2017, I started my wood collection, in the form of "cookies".  As far as I know, I have the largest collection in the world, if only because most wood collectors collect in other forms, usually blocks.

Most of my samples are from Arkansas.  I collected them under a firewood permit, which means I had to search for freshly fallen trees in order to get good samples.  I have collected a few from Colorado, and even three in Jamaica when on vacation!  I still have many species left to collect, especially in the west!

They are all drying for now.  Once they are dry, I will sand them down real smooth and display on my wall.  No clocks, no paintings.  They are their own form of art.
 

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