|Forum topic by Shopsmithtom||posted 10-10-2011 09:50 PM||1078 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
10-10-2011 09:50 PM
Okay…that’s not exactly my question, but now that I have your attention…
I am curious about willow & it’s usefulness. My neighbor had a sizable willow taken from her yard a while back and, knowing that I collect wood (how else can you describe the condition where even though you have enough stacked up in your basement & garage for more projects than you will ever complete, and still want more) she mentioned today that her dad had cut it into boards & planed them & I could have them if I wanted.
Now, let’s pretend that my wife doesn’t mind my taking up more space with more lumber (a guy can dream, can’t he?), my real question is whether it’s useful/workable once it’s dry. I’ve not heard of anyone making stuff with it. Is it worth my time to go pick it up & hide it somewhere in the shop?
What about stability, working properties, attractive grain, etc? I’d appreciate input from some LJ’s who may have used it with success (or failure). Thanks. -SST
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