|Forum topic by richgreer||posted 07-17-2011 10:24 PM||886 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
07-17-2011 10:24 PM
There is a young 13 year old girl at our church who is a friend and, in some regards, a fan of the work I do.
She was volunteering with the clean up after a storm ravaged a near-by town. She got an idea. She decided to bring me a piece or wood that was cut from a downed tree and ask me to “make something”. The wood is poplar. It is about 6” in diameter and about 2’ long. Of course, it is green. In my opinion, after it dries some, the best use for this wood is as firewood. Still, I don’t want to let this girl down.
I also suspect that she does not want to wait for this wood to dry. 13 year old people are not known to be very patient.
Does anyone have a thought on what I could do? I am a turner and a bowl comes to mind, but this is not a very good piece for a conventionally turned bowl.
-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.