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#11 Rodney

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Posted 27 January 2017 - 03:48 PM

Our local wood turners club has a wood raffle every meeting to help raise funds for the club.  I won a nice large block of what I think is butternut last night. It's not labeled but another similar piece next to it was.  I've never worked with it so I'm excited to try it.

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Posted 29 January 2017 - 01:48 PM

Our local wood turners club has a wood raffle every meeting to help raise funds for the club.  I won a nice large block of what I think is butternut last night. It's not labeled but another similar piece next to it was.  I've never worked with it so I'm excited to try it.

Rodney

Butternut is a good carving wood. I have used it for years. It holds detail and finishes very nice.  take shallow cuts carving when going against the grain. It can chip out in larger pieces than you want.    



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Posted 02 February 2017 - 02:54 AM

Blackthorn is of course high on my list (I have one growing but it's only 2 ft tall so,,gonna be a while)

But my dream is to get a piece of reclaimed Kauri wood from New Zealand, said to be as much as 50,000 years old. This is a link to the Ancient Wood web site. Expensive stuff!

 

http://www.ancientwood.com/

 

 


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Posted 02 February 2017 - 01:45 PM

Blackthorn is of course high on my list (I have one growing but it's only 2 ft tall so,,gonna be a while)

But my dream is to get a piece of reclaimed Kauri wood from New Zealand, said to be as much as 50,000 years old. This is a link to the Ancient Wood web site. Expensive stuff!

 

http://www.ancientwood.com/

Beautiful woods . Thanks for sharing the site alador. I have a friend who had his desk top made from a slab of old growth California redwood that was pulled out of a lake. He sad the tree was here more than 900 years a go. .



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Posted 03 February 2017 - 04:13 AM

I will keep my request simple. Wood i would like to make/carve a walking stick from. I have not used western red cedar or walnut though I intend to remedy the walnut soon as I have several pieces of black walnut drying in the garage. 

I agree with CV3 butternut is good carving wood and makes for a very striking finished piece with eye popping grain.


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Posted 14 February 2017 - 09:07 PM

I will keep my request simple. Wood i would like to make/carve a walking stick from. I have not used western red cedar or walnut though I intend to remedy the walnut soon as I have several pieces of black walnut drying in the garage. 

I agree with CV3 butternut is good carving wood and makes for a very striking finished piece with eye popping grain.

 

I've made half a dozen for family, of eastern red cedar.  My younger brother lives in the boonies of east Texas.  He's driving up in early March, and plans to bring some dried and cracked wood up with him.  Hopefully, a few will be workable.  If they're too aged and gray, I won't have the benefit of the great color contrast between sapwood and heartwood at the knots.


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Posted 14 February 2017 - 10:16 PM

I live where western red cedar is plentiful.  I'll keep my eyes open for a decent stick for you.  It's light but it's also soft.

Rodney






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