|Project by crossfacecraddle||posted 09-22-2014 04:07 AM||905 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
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