Anyone ever try to work with drift wood?

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Forum topic by justinwdemoss posted 03-04-2012 02:36 PM 6461 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-04-2012 02:36 PM

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I am always on the lookout for interesting, and free, stock for turning and was just thinking about the family beach vacation. Has anyone had any experience turning or otherwise working with drift wood? I would imagine that salt from the ocean water would be an issue. Additionally, there would be stability questions as with all “found” wood.

Any thoughts/experiences?

-- Justin in Loveland, OH

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#1 posted 03-13-2012 04:18 AM

I wouldthink river wood wouldbe better.think sand would be an issue but if it was a stable sound peice of wood I dont see why it would be a problem turning it or resawing it with a bandsaw.could get some pretty wood

-- Dave, Kelso, Washington

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#2 posted 03-13-2012 04:31 AM

Justin, type in jeffro in the search box above and have a look.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#3 posted 03-13-2012 04:33 AM

One woodworker on Lumberjocks is a master craftsman who uses driftwood to make a lot of beautiful furniture or artwork, it’s hard to tell which category his projects belong in.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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