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Am I Bleeding? Or is it the wood?

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Project by crossfacecraddle posted 09-22-2014 04:07 AM 905 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Box Elder, aka, ash leafed maple is in the maple family and gets these wonderful colors from a fungus or damage that occurs to the tree. Some people may even say the color comes from bugs that infest the tree, however I have never seen any signs of bugs when processing the logs. People cutting firewood hate this type of wood, it does not split or stack well, which is why I was given the wood from a family member. It is relatively easily to turn, it is soft, however, tear out can be somewhat of a problem. If your last pass isn’t perfect don’t even think you can sand the tear out, out.

-- i love the smell of sawdust in the morning, it smells like victory. John





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BobWemm

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#1 posted 09-22-2014 11:38 AM

Beautiful piece of wood, it is one of my favourites.
Just wish we had it here in Australia.
Great job and thanks for showing.

Bob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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socrbent

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#2 posted 09-23-2014 02:51 AM

Simply beautiful wood. The shape and finish are very nice.

-- socrbent Ohio

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#3 posted 09-23-2014 03:03 AM

Box elder resembles poison ivy when a young sapling. When I was about 15 I had a red fishing pole. Dad and I were fishing out of a canoe on a local river. I snagged a tree limb and stood up to get it out. I broke what I was thought was a limb(box elder), but it was the end of my pole, literally and figuratively. That’s a beautiful pole by the way. I just wonder if the red color in the small twigs is related to the red color found in the wood.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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crossfacecraddle

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#4 posted 09-23-2014 04:24 AM

Thanks for your comments guys. Bill, I tied one of my prized fishing lures on my line while on my boat, I snugged up the knot and snipped the tag end of the line, as usual. I flipped the lure overboard and watched it as it quickly sank into oblivion, I clipped the wrong side of the line.

-- i love the smell of sawdust in the morning, it smells like victory. John

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firefighterontheside

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#5 posted 09-23-2014 01:11 PM

Been there done that my friend. Prized lure because it cost $9 at bass pro? Dad and I fish together pretty much and very often he’ll cast and as he does his line will hit my line and his gets cut like it’s a razor blade. His lure goes where he intended, just not attached anymore. It’s amazing both are using the same monofilament.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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