Thanks, thats interesting to learn of.
I didnt know what.
"No need to paint Noah's Ark black - the pitch was probably extracted from pine trees (which might be "gopher wood" anyway). Perfectly water proof, gum based pitch melts easily, has a faint pine odor, looks like a thick varnish, washes up with alcohol and remains flexible. It can be used as both a coating and an adhesive. It could be applied either with heat or by dilution with alcohol. Manufacture is simple. Surely this is the perfect material, even by today's standards."
Check this link out that I found on the search:
This must be the same stuff I see oozing from my japanese pine.
The pitch, hardened by the low temperatures encountered, may account for Cornuke's use of the term 'petrified wood'.
I guess we'll find out Sat. evening.