The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #119907   Message #2604009
Posted By: Bill D
03-Apr-09 - 01:11 PM
Thread Name: Folkie wins Quiz!
Subject: RE: Folkie wins Quiz!
There is a song by Si Kahn.... "Wild Rose of the Mountain"

it has this verse:

"When I think of home sweet home, it makes my eyes grow misty.
Poppa singing gospel songs and Momma sippin' whiskey.
Whiskey from a white oak barrel sure does make good liquor.
Makes the nights seem twice as bright and the days go by much quicker."

So, I do woodturning...and one day a few years ago I made a small drinking vessel out of Oak. When I tried to use it, it leaked like crazy. Hmmmmm..

Then someone sang that song, and it hit me! I had made the item from **RED** Oak. White Oak has a completely different internal structure which stops liquid from leaking.

I use the item as a pencil holder.