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ldl

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548 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: resource question cypress lathe turning

Has anyone turned any cypress? Reason I ask is my son has found a fell log about 8’ long in the woods about 14”-16” at big end and 8”-9” at small end. Looked like might have been left by loggers. When I get my chainsaw tuned up next week he is going to get me a blank to try before we cut the whole tree. Don’t want to cut it for nothing. Just wondering if anyone had used it before.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -


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TCCcabinetmaker

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#1 posted 548 days ago

I’m not too sure it wouldn’t have too much whip to turn kinda depends on the log I spose.

-- The mark of a good carpenter is not how few mistakes he makes, but rather how well he fixes them.

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Diggerjacks

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#2 posted 548 days ago

Hello Idl

I have try and try again but no great results for me
This is my personal experience

I will read this post with interest because I have some cypres in my shop ….......

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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cosmicturner

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#3 posted 548 days ago

I am pretty sure all wood except maybe petrified can be turned, I am uncertain about what whip is? I would have that log in my wood pile I do know that!

-- Cosmicturner

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Bill White

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#4 posted 548 days ago

It’ll turn ‘cause it is very soft wood. Dry it well before tryin’ to turn it.
Bill

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hunter71

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#5 posted 548 days ago

I see no reason it would not turn. I am turning goblets from Elm and they said you can’t turn Elm.

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ldl

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#6 posted 548 days ago

The tree is somewhat inaccessible is why I asked. My son found it while hunting and he crossed a creek with rather steep banks to get to it. He is going to see if he can find a way around the creek so he could get to it with my Honda atv. If he can find a way around we may try to pull the whole tree out with the atv.

I tolld him to get me a blank from the short end and I would try it and see what it looked like. I turned 2 bowls from the chinaberry tree I cut from the burn pile of my friend the land clearer a couple of week ago. They were green and I put in paper sack. I will check them probably first of March.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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hairy

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#7 posted 548 days ago

The only cypress I turned was kiln dried. I like it.

-- the last of Barret's Privateers...

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ldl

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#8 posted 547 days ago

Hariy this tree is a downed tree and no idea how long it has been down. I don’t know if it would be considered green or dry. Probably somewhere in between. Haven’t seen it yet so don’t know anything right now.

By the way I like the tower bird house. I haven’t did much segmented turning as is kinda time consuming. JMHO

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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