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11-15-2015 04:40 AM

Topic tags/keywords: aaw opcaaw apple

We had a very old, big (and neglected) apple tree go down Tuesday night. I belong to a local chapter of American Association of Woodturners, so I shot an email to the chapter president. End result was a crew of 5 valiant members trucking over here this morning and descending on the tree with great gusto. The three chainsaws got to buzzin’ and chips flew far and wide. Small branches and suckers were dragged to giant piles and then it came time to parse out the turning wood. Lots of bowl stock, some 2’ across in Shamrock shapes. Can’t overstate how much I’m looking forward to seeing what the advanced turners do with the various shapes that came off the tree! I’m so glad I got connected to this group! Fun, educational and a dedicated group!

The heroes and heroine left with project wood, and I have tons left, some to be donated to the Chapter’s wood auction fundraisers.

-- My mother said that anyone learning to cook needed a large dog to eat the mistakes. As a sculptor of wood I have always tried to keep a fireplace. (Norman Ridenour)


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#1 posted 11-15-2015 04:42 AM

And one picture (from many)—shows the big base of the tree. Shamrocks came off the right side.

-- My mother said that anyone learning to cook needed a large dog to eat the mistakes. As a sculptor of wood I have always tried to keep a fireplace. (Norman Ridenour)

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#2 posted 11-15-2015 06:57 AM

Do i see some hollowing, like my recent Maple catch? Solid wood? We don’t need no stinkin’ solid wood.

-- Mark

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#3 posted 11-15-2015 01:33 PM

Another good reason to support the AAW … we help people get rid of wood!

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#4 posted 11-15-2015 03:24 PM

I know a guy who would love to get a 2” slab of that so do you ship.

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#5 posted 11-15-2015 06:20 PM

Very cool. Will be interesting to see what comes of that wood !

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#6 posted 11-16-2015 05:12 AM



Do i see some hollowing, like my recent Maple catch? Solid wood? We don t need no stinkin solid wood.

- Mark Wilson

Very likely! Click here for a slide-show of close-ups of the big gnarly pieces.

-- My mother said that anyone learning to cook needed a large dog to eat the mistakes. As a sculptor of wood I have always tried to keep a fireplace. (Norman Ridenour)

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#7 posted 11-16-2015 05:16 AM

I’ll join the AAW if they’ll help with my wood problem. Biggest problem is it’s still on the tree ;)

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#8 posted 11-16-2015 05:17 AM

And my little bowl blanks—image wouldn’t insert in previous post. :-(

-- My mother said that anyone learning to cook needed a large dog to eat the mistakes. As a sculptor of wood I have always tried to keep a fireplace. (Norman Ridenour)

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#9 posted 11-16-2015 07:52 AM

That is going to be some nice bowls!

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#10 posted 01-22-2016 02:52 PM

I know this is late, but nice catch! I love the look of apple wood, such a great warm color to it, especially after it “ages” a few years. Everything I have worked with darkened faster than cherry, but looked amazing. I will tell you that (I have a tree in my back yard that is dying slowly) when you harvest it, I have found it to be like a lot of other fruit trees and wants to pull itself apart as it dries. I have even had turned projects split 6 months after they were done. Granted that was branch wood, but I encourage you to seal it and care for it all the same.
Congrats on the find and I look forward to seeing what you make of it!

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