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Forum topic by CharlesA posted 09-02-2015 08:48 PM 1043 views 0 times favorited 15 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-02-2015 08:48 PM

My friend just had this tree cut down. She thinks it is crabapple. Got me. I know it is not much good for what I do, but is it good for anything woodworking related?

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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#1 posted 09-02-2015 08:58 PM

It is a fruit tree. So it is a type of apple wood. I would use it for BBQ. Any objections?

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#2 posted 09-02-2015 09:01 PM

I imagine a talented turner could make something nice with it. I don’t have any experience with crabapple.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#3 posted 09-02-2015 10:12 PM

I agree with hhhopks, I would use it in my smoker!

-- Mike

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#4 posted 09-02-2015 11:11 PM

Says it turns well and is like Cherry but much denser. I would love to get a hold of some wide enough to make saw handles out of since that was traditional for a while.

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#5 posted 09-02-2015 11:13 PM

That heartwood looks awesome.

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#6 posted 09-03-2015 12:05 AM

I’d be turning that, it looks like there could be some great figure and spalting.

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#7 posted 09-03-2015 12:17 AM

ANY fruitwood is excellent for carving.

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#8 posted 09-03-2015 12:26 AM

It is also good for turning. I had a small 3×3x6 piece and it turned nicely.

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#9 posted 09-03-2015 12:39 AM

Woodturning, that looks like a woodturners delite.

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#10 posted 09-03-2015 11:54 AM

I think it would be good for something, but tricky to get milled up and dry without loosing a lot of it. Whatever you got out of it looks like will have some nice color and whatever is left will make a great brisket.

-- Brian Noel

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#11 posted 09-03-2015 06:34 PM

Turn it and make something beautiful with it, then take all that stuff that looks just like it on you and the floor and use it in a grill.

If it’s crabapple spray a mist of water on the end and see what happens.

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#12 posted 09-03-2015 06:46 PM

All I ever used crabapples for was to put in a sling shot. Who eats them? They are the most sour things you can eat.

The wood? SMOKER!!!

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#13 posted 09-03-2015 06:51 PM

I’ve heard Apple makes a great mallet head.

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#14 posted 09-03-2015 08:59 PM

I ve heard Apple makes a great mallet head.

- Pezking7p

That’s what I was thinking. Bet you could turn some really nice carvers mallets out of it too.

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#15 posted 10-05-2015 04:45 PM

Spoon Carving.

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