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Project by NDRED posted 01-06-2014 06:15 PM 736 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here is 29 pieces from apple wood. Most are from where the tree was grafted unto the root. This almost makes a burl. After the graft in turned I carve it out to follow the outside edge. I have this friend that owns an apple orchard, he has me make pieces for him.

-- REVEALING HIDDEN BEAUTY OF CREATION - Ron & Nancy Dibble





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tonybrews

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#1 posted 01-06-2014 07:35 PM

Apple is beautiful, you have some nice stuff there.

-- Tony, Colorado, tonybrews@comcast.net

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deon

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#2 posted 01-07-2014 05:50 AM

Old apple trees have a lot of character, great work

-- Dreaming patterns

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#3 posted 01-10-2014 02:57 PM

You make beautiful and interesting pieces out of the apple trees. Great job!

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#4 posted 01-12-2014 03:25 AM

How and for how long did you dry the wood. I love apple wood. Seems to keep drying and cracking no matter what I do.

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NDRED

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#5 posted 01-13-2014 05:07 PM

One thing with Apple is you can not let it sit around very long before you turn it. Seems like it works best to turn it quite green. I wrap the wood in newpaper and put it in a non heated place. This will let it dry slowly. Sometimes I even spray some bleach (so it does not mold) water on it. One piece (kind of bowl shape) still had many cracks in it (sorry don’t have pic). So I just carved out the areas that had lots of cracks. Then filled the others. It really look very nice. Called it Apple – Windows (computer). On other thing: the older larger Apple trees don’t crack as bad as the more recent smaller trees.

-- REVEALING HIDDEN BEAUTY OF CREATION - Ron & Nancy Dibble

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