Odd & interesting pieces of Oak recovered from the wreck of the Invincible

All the timber was removed from the wreck more than 20 years ago. At the time, they were of no archaeological significance but posed a danger to divers and impeded the excavation. Instead of discarding the timber, I kept it at home thinking I would make something for myself in years to come. This I did including my pride and joy - the Vienna regulator clock - which still graces my hallway now. There are still a few small pieces left and so I am now working on them to make them attractive and am selling them to anyone who wants to own a small piece of this famous shipwreck.

The timber used is taken from the odd shaped pieces recovered from the wreck of the Invincible, that have no archaeological significance. Each one is fashioned from the contours of the original timber which has itself been shaped by over two hundred years of sea bed erosion and sea worm acitivity. This means that each one is different and therefore unique.

The prices are for the ship timber only and do not include postage. Each piece has a certificate of authentication personally signed by me.

Oak 10 - Height 17 cm (6.75") SOLD

An attractive piece with nice odd shape caused primarily by teredo worm and then hundreds of years of sea bed erosion. - £24.95 -SOLD

 
Oak 11 - Height 17 cm (6.75") SOLD
The highly polished surfaces contrast magnificently with the untreated surface of the oak which has taken hundreds of years of sea bed erosion to create whilst on the Invincible shipwreck at the bottom of the Solent. - £24.95 - SOLD
 
Oak 12 - Height 14.5 cm (5.75") SOLD

This piece of oak has been attacked by the local gribble worm found in British waters. It is highly polished on one side, the top and under the base. Over hundreds of years attached to the wreck of the Invincible, tidal erosion has also determined the current shape. This is a great little piece to have on your desk as a paper weight. Each item has full authentication signed by me personally. £23 - SOLD

 

Oak 13 - Height 17 cm (6.75") SOLD
Two images of the same piece showing the highly polished top and end (left) and the level of sea bed activity around the edges (right) £19.95 incl. - SOLD
 
Oak 14 - Height 14.5 cm (5.75") SOLD

This small piece of the oak is the tip of one of the timbers that was protruding from the sea bed after being exposed to the underwater elements for all those years. This piece has not been close to iron and the when the gribble worm activity is removed, the oak beneath has a wonderful honey colour. £14.95 - SOLD

 
Oak 15 - Size 14.5 x 4.5 x 4 cm SOLD

The dark stain running around the edge is where the oak was in close proximity to heavy iron objects whilst on the wreck. After hundreds of years in teh sea, the iron salts stain organic material in the immediate area. On this piece, the timber has been eroded and eaten down and the iron has been staining the oak at the same rate. Fascniating. This has left some of the Invincible oak looking just like this piece. Very attractive and completely unique. £14.95 - SOLD

 
Oak 16 - size 11 x 11 x 8 cm (4.25 x 4.25 x 3.25") AVAILABLE
This timber is totally black in colour. This has occurred by the oak being in very close proximity to large heavy iron objects within the wreck - probably cannon balls. Over hundreds of years, the iron salts impregate the timber thus staining it black. When stained to this degree, the tendancy is to make the timber very hard and brittle, and quite corrosive to brass etc.£24.95
 

Oak 17 - size - 10 x 7.5 x 3 cm (4 x 3 x 1.25") SOLD

Invincible's frames and timbers were secured together primarily with wooden pegs know as 'Trennels'. In this piece of timber, I have cut through a section that had a trennel running through it. I think this is not only a very unusual and unique piece of our glorious maritime history abut is also rather attractive. £19.95 - SOLD
 
Oak 18 - size - 9 cm tall x 13 cm wide. (3.5"ht x 5"wd) SOLD

In antiquity, the large 'half hole' in this piece was where a trennel went through. Polished top and bottom with gribble worm activity around the edge.The trennel itself is not fixed to the timber, it just rests there able to be lifted off if required. £24.95 SOLD

 
Oak 19 - size - 14 cm x 6.5 cm wide x 30mm thick.SOLD

This timber is totally black in colour. This has occurred by the oak being in very close proximity to large heavy iron objects within the wreck - probably cannon balls. Over hundreds of years, the iron salts impregate the timber thus staining it black. When stained to this degree, the tendancy is to make the timber very hard and brittle, and quite corrosive to brass etc. Felt pads underneath act as table protectors. £19.95 + £3.50 P&P within the UK SOLD

 
Oak 20 - size - 12.5 cm x 11 cm x 7.5 cm thick. - SOLD

A nice chunky piece of Invincible's oak. The large hole in the top is from a Teredo worm. Polished on the top face and left saw on the base. £24.95- SOLD

 
Oak 21 - size - 12.5 cm x 7 cm x 35mm thick.. SOLD

Although not completely black this timber is very dark in colour. This has occurred by the oak being in very close proximity to heavy iron objects within the wreck. Over hundreds of years, the iron salts impregate the timber thus staining it. £14.95 SOLD

 
Oak 22 - size - 13 cm x 6 cm x 5 cm. SOLD

Although not completely black this timber is very dark in colour. This has occurred by the oak being in very close proximity to heavy iron objects within the wreck. Over hundreds of years, the iron salts impregnate the timber thus staining it. The hole was originally made by an iron fixing of some description (possibly a large nail) in antiquity. The nail has long since corroded away leaving a tapered shape hole right through. £24.95 SOLD

 
Oak 23 - size - 16 cm x 11 cm x 40 mm.SOLD
When an integral part of Invinicble there was a large iron bolt through this piece of Oak. As you can see from the image, the iron bolt is corroded away and in doing so has stained the timber completely black. £25 SOLD
 
Oak 24 - size - 18 cm x 11 cm x 30 mm.SOLD
This very attractive piece of Invincible Oak has the remains of one of her ' trennel' fixings fixed to it. With the attractice blackened edge brought about through more than 200 years on the wreck in close proximity to an iron object, this is a very rare & unique gift item indeed. £40+ £3.50 P&P within the UK SOLD
 
Oak 25 - size - 15 cm x 10 cm x 60 mm.SOLD
Thisd piece is very gnarled to look at. It has been moulded this way by hundreds of years of tidal erosion. Cut through and then Polished on one end so as to stand upright this piece of Oak recovered from Invincble is very tactile. £25 SOLD
 
Oak 26 - size - 11 cm x 8 cm x 6 mm. AVAILABLE
Full of holes made by the biggest enemy of a wooden walls ship in peactime - the 'Teredo' worm. Picked up when sailing in warm waters overseas this piece demonstrates just how these worms could weaked a ship toextremes. Teredo worms were active in the oxygen rich water all around the waterline on a ship. £24.95+ £3.50 P&P within the UK
 
Oak 27 - size - 12.5 cm x 11 cm x 7 mm. AVAILABLE
Full of holes made by the biggest enemy of a wooden walls ship in peactime - the 'Teredo' worm. Picked up when sailing in warm waters overseas this piece demonstrates just how these worms could weaked a ship toextremes. Teredo worms were active in the oxygen rich water all around the waterline on a ship. This piece of oak has been sawn & polished on each end showing off teh terdo worm holes quite clearly. £24.95+ £3.50 P&P within the UK
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