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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 196 days ago

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 196 days ago

Old apple trees have a lot of character, great work

-- Dreaming patterns

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Fishinbo

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#3 posted 192 days ago

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

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tonywood

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#4 posted 191 days ago

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 189 days ago

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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