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What free wood did you find today?

barry richardson

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You've got a nice little stash there. Sassafras is a great wood to work with. I don't come across much of it around here. Tulip tree wood will turn pretty good too.
I have more wood than time to get it processed. Do you plan on driving up north to Memphis anytime soon?
 

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It is a good secondary wood, traditionally used for drawer sides and bottoms. I use a lot of it to make shadow boxes, takes stain well. Runs 2-3 dollars a bf at the lumberyard here for 4/4. Edit, oops I'm taking about the poplar...
Barry, I milled the tulip poplar to 2”, 3” and 5” thick boards to have a variety, but most of the boards have the heartwood darker center. I might cut the board lengthwise into thinner white & dark boards, and then save the white boards for staining. Thanks for the suggestion.
 

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2 trees came down in my yard over the weekend storm. Cuttin up saw some interesting figure and some cool root action.

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Had an e-mail from a fellow WoodBarter member that is almost never on-line to say his wood club was just offered a 90' tall 'Toon' tree. No, wasn't Larry. All I can see in my mine's eye are bowl blanks....

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Its on a college campus in Philly, grounds keeper has it recorded as Toona sinensis. Beautiful wood that can have a very strong pepper smell to several different scents similar to western red cedar and other "cedar" woods.
 

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Its on a college campus in Philly, grounds keeper has it recorded as Toona sinensis. Beautiful wood that can have a very strong pepper smell to several different scents similar to western red cedar and other "cedar" woods.
Ahah. Sounds awesome.
If that's green, I'd love to get a piece for carving... Have to look in my stash to see what I have to trade.
 

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I am in a cabin in the forest now, and I found on the firewood pile a spalted birch section, so I decided to cut some pieces for myself.
have no idea what to used then for, but something might come up.
I still need to cut them properly because I only had an axe to work with.
3 small pieces in total

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First load of honey locust. Looks like one more load. One small ash tree got mixed in. Oh well, guess I will have to cut it up too. I like ash in casework for the glitter it often has after you hit it with the clear coat.
Biggest locust is likely in the 12 to 14 inch range on the butt cut so no monsters but decent out door ( Adirondack chair, swings, picnic table) stuff. Perfect size for my little mill, good thing I just restocked on blades.

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First load of honey locust. Looks like one more load. One small ash tree got mixed in. Oh well, guess I will have to cut it up too. I like ash in casework for the glitter it often has after you hit it with the clear coat.
Biggest locust is likely in the 12 to 14 inch range on the butt cut so no monsters but decent out door ( Adirondack chair, swings, picnic table) stuff. Perfect size for my little mill, good thing I just restocked on blades.
Not disputing you, but most looks like Bk Locust to me. I thought HL was lighter in color? And I didn't know HL was good for out door uses. The only boards I had got Powder Post Beetles, so I burned them.
 

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We use it around here for fence posts mostly. I wont argue type. Homeowner called it honey. I haven't sussed it out but I didnt think it was honey either. May have to mail mr peet and Paul a piece to play with before I make any determination on type of locust...
 
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