Holly for pens in Stow, Ohio

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Forum topic by jimmatplay posted 10-17-2016 11:06 AM 435 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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10-17-2016 11:06 AM

Cutting down a holly tree/bush with 2-3 inch main trunk abot 7 ft long this weekend. I understand that it’s desirable stock for turning pens. If someone in the forum near Stow, Ohio would like it, please reply.

Jim M. in Stow, Oh.

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#1 posted 10-18-2016 07:34 PM

While I’m not actually interested, I understand that Holly should be felled in the middle of winter if you want the timber to remain white. Spring-, Summer-, or Fall-felled holly turns grey. It has to do with the moisture content and fungal growth.

If you can wait a month or two, you might have better success selling it.

Then again, a 2-3” diameter trunk is barely big enough to yield a pen blank, once it’s properly milled, so you may not get much interest.

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