One of the most valuable and scarce commodities that exists in the workshop is bog oak. This timber which is unique to the ancient peat bogs of Ireland is inextricably linked with Irish history and is one of the more majestic woods used in turning, with a jet-black hue akin to ebony.
Bog Oak is obtained in the huge peat bogs which once covered the Irish landscape. They are retrieved from where they have been buried for over 5000 years, coming to the surface as a result of peat production and "turf cutting" for fuel. It's finite availability coupled with it's unique link to Irish heritage and history makes it an ideal souvenir of Ireland.