Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'green wood'

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Wood IDs #8: Found Eucalyptus tree in LA - part 3 of 3

03-28-2009 01:01 PM by Gary Fixler | 10 comments »

In part 1 I found a Eucalyptus tree in a nearby neighborhood. In part 2 I cut it up and had a better look under the bark, finding great boring bug patterns. In part 3, I finally took a 3” diameter piece of the green wood and had a go at it on my Sherline 4400 CNC mini lathe, set up as a manual wood lathe. I’m quite ‘green’ myself at this turning business, and don’t yet have many techniques, experience, and tools necessary, but it came out alright, was a lot of...

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Turning slippery slope #5: Green wood versus air dried wood - questions, always questions

02-07-2009 10:27 PM by Betsy | 0 comments »

OK – to the basics. I’ve managed to learn quite a few of the basic cuts and which tool to do what with. Now I’d like to make something on my own – oh the concept of independence. Now the snag. What to make and what wood to use. I thought I’d try to make one of the scoops we made in class last week to see if I could duplicate it. As to the wood. When is wood no longer considered green enough to turn as green wood? For instance I have some walnut root tha...

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Beginning Self harvested Wood Seasoning #1: I got a tree down now what?

04-18-2008 12:32 AM by Henry | 2 comments »

I recently had a very large 50 year old pine in my yard and had it chopped up into 3 foot sections for handling. I would like to season the wood properly and am not exactly sure how to get started other than coating the ends with an oil based poly urethane or other sealer. I was able to seal the pieces which range from 4 inches across to nearly 3 feet across using said polyurethane w/in 36 hours. I do have some minor checking at one end of some of the sections I was wondering should c...

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Woodturning #3: Green Wood & New Toys

02-09-2008 11:34 PM by PhilipR | 5 comments »

For the past couple months I’ve been trying to get my hands on some green wood to practice with. Aside from being cheaper it’s so much nicer to turn and there’s very little dust involved. I called several tree services around town and finally found someone who was willing to let me come by and go through his wood pile. Unfortunately, work got in my way three weeks ago, and the flu got in his way the week after that. Work was hectic again this week so I was expecting to go another seven da...

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