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Vase of blown out cottonwood. I kept hitting voids, inclusions and rot. At about 8” tall it’s smaller than I anticipated, but it has a lot of character!
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#1 posted 08-25-2013 01:04 AM
What is cotton wood like to turn, besides the blowouts? Is it stringy?
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#2 posted 08-25-2013 02:29 AM
Had a couple of blowout this past week. I get in a hurry when I should be taking my time, and not watching what I am doing. I hate it when those blow outs happen. One thing about wood turning somewhere, sometime things are going to happen. Every day seems to be a lesson learned.
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#3 posted 08-25-2013 02:54 AM
@JustJoe: I’ve only recently worked with cottonwood. A bunch of trees had ice-storm damage near my office and they cut the trees down. So I picked up some. What I got is not stringy…but very, very dry. Brittle. I’ve had a couple of other pieces that were more stable and they were really nice to work with. Sands up really smooth. And it’s very light.
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#4 posted 08-25-2013 01:55 PM
Aaron, wicked looking vase. I find a lot of cottonwood logs around here. Not all end up usable as you say, but when they are they look great.
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