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Forum topic by bp18 posted 05-01-2016 09:28 PM 462 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-01-2016 09:28 PM

Topic tags/keywords: maple norway maple turning storage tree cut down store question

Unfortunately, our Norway Maple tree has to come down.

However, I am wondering if the wood would be good for turning. Any thoughts?

If it is, how should I have the lumber guys cut it and how should I store it to prepare it for turning projects?

I started to learn to turn just 1 month ago when I heard the tree has to go. I really enjoyed the couple of classes I took and will probably continue.

Thanks all!


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#1 posted 05-02-2016 01:33 AM

These are Norway Maple bowls I made, one from my neighbors tree that lost some limbs in a thunderstorm, and got taken down, the tree had been in bad health for a while and had a dark center that I used in one bowl with handles on it, so you see the wood can give you very nice turning wood.

I would store it in the longest possible length, as the end will split even when sealed, when ready to turn it saw a couple inches off so you have wood without any splits in it, then turn your bowl or whatever you want to do with it.

-- Have fun and take care

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#2 posted 05-02-2016 02:28 AM

Those bowls are amazing! Wow! Thanks for the information too.

If anyone lives in the Pittsburgh area, you are welcome to get some of this wood. The tree is huge and there will be plenty!

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