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Forum topic by opalko posted 11-15-2015 02:21 PM 487 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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11-15-2015 02:21 PM

Topic tags/keywords: dogwood

Got bits of one of the largest dogwoods around here Friday. Talked to guy with portable mill – $65 to cut up, but $25 per blade if he hits any metal; but can’t do it before next weekend. This tree was in a yard in town, so I would not be the least bit surprised there’d be nails in it. In fact, the tree previously had a “specimen” marker on it, town had classified it a historic specimen for it’s age & size.

So what to do with it? I just started turning small bowls, but don’t know a thing about turning green wood. One person said turn it into pens, which I’ve never done either. Is it worth trying to get slabs for veneer out of. I don’t want to spend a lot of money on it if it is not worth it.. Regardless I need to get it out of my truck and don’t want to load it back up again. If I take it out how do I store it?


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#1 posted 11-15-2015 03:52 PM

Wedges, maul/mallet, chisel handles. Dogwood is very tough stuff, finishes well.


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