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Hackberry

Discussion in 'Logging' started by andy close, Jul 21, 2018.

  1. andy close

    andy close Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    My parents had a Hackberry come down at the edge of their yard. It’s been dead for some time & is spalting as it stood.
    Is it worth painting these up & letting them dry & spalt some more? Or should I just practice turning bowls with them as they are?
    The 3 in the photos are still pretty solid.
    I have some larger logs as well, but no good way to mill them into boards. I may try cutting them into bowl blanks as well.

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  2. Eric Rorabaugh

    Eric Rorabaugh Diagnosed with addiction by my wife..wood hoarding Full Member

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    No good at all. Just pack em up and send to me for disposal!!!
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  3. Lou Currier

    Lou Currier Member Full Member

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    Looks like some good practice wood and you might even turn a keeper :cool:
     
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  4. Nature Man

    Nature Man Member Full Member

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    Turn some now and save some for later! Experiment with spalting generation. Chuck
     
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  5. Karl_TN

    Karl_TN Member Full Member

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    Turn the good sections now. The rotting areas probably won't turn well without stabilization.
     
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  6. David Hill

    David Hill I collect & use Texas woods---but prefer Mesquite. Full Member

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    Use it! It’s fun to turn.
    Don’t be surprised to find large grubs in it!
    There’ll be good practice and some results to show.
    I turn it kinda often, the punky areas can be problematic— if it’s important to the turning, I just use thin CA- lots. Have tried other commercial hardening things— not really impressed with them.
     
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