Wood finds and roughing

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Project by RichInPreston posted 03-30-2013 09:12 PM 1368 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

On a wet, dreary Northern England day about two weeks ago, the better half and I went hunting for interesting wood for me to turn. First photo shows the finds, from bottom to top, a bit of cut log, possibly Field Maple, middle, a thing that in all honesty I have no idea about and finally, a root ball someone had dug up and lobbed over their back fence into the wood. ‘One man’s rubbish’... and all that.

Anyway, the other pictures are the log which has now been roughed out into a winged bowl and the root ball which is hopefully going to turn into really nice looking bowl. The middle thing is roughed but very very punky so may well just disintegrate as it dries. All are now bagged and on the shelf for a few months.

Now to find a moisture meter on Ebay….. ;)

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#1 posted 03-30-2013 11:10 PM

can’t wait for the snow to melt up here in MN. I have a handful of hardwood stumps to go round up from some trees my brother felled last summer. they were gunna burn them but I stepped in to save them for projects. gotta love the grain patterns in stuff like that. Looks like you appreciate the more unusual finds as well

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#2 posted 03-31-2013 01:38 AM

I love the unusual finds my friend. Thanks for the comment. Make those projects happen and they get to live a second life :)

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#3 posted 03-31-2013 01:45 AM

I understand…. just went out back earlier today to find a big branch fell on my compost pile and mashed it…. chainsaw time tomorrow

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#4 posted 03-31-2013 06:27 AM

Do the stuff. We are creators, with a gift for second lives for things. :D

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