|Forum topic by leeko||posted 667 days ago||492 views||0 times favorited||0 replies|
667 days ago
I’ve recently managed to acquire some really interesting pieces of red oak from my local arborist, and was hoping to poll ideas from folks about what to make from them! There are some large and small pieces, some of which are wormhole-ridden, some are spalted, and some are completely solid. The largest piece is a red oak trunk, which has a concrete pillar running up the centre of it (a firstaid measure by an arborist 80 years ago!) – so, I can’t cut transverse slices e.g. for a table top, but I can cut longitudinally to get boards or chunks.
I like to turn, so I’m thinking some of the smaller pieces will end up as pens, bowls, etc. It’s pretty punky in areas, though!
Interested to see what people suggest – especially for the bottom (open) part of the trunk; it looks like it could be spectacular!