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dust4tears

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04-02-2013 04:44 PM

Topic tags/keywords: help idea coyote coyote wood

I was given a 2”x5” block of Coyote wood. There is wax all over it too.

I do not know what I can do with it. I do not have a Lathe.

What are some ideas as to what I can do with it/ make with it? I am newer to woodworking, but I have a decent amount of tools.

I do not want it just to sit around for the next 10 years while I stare at it.

What do yall suggest I do with it?

P.S. is there a reason it is coated in wax? Is that appealing to certain areas of woodworking?

-- Ride hard or go home~


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bondogaposis

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#1 posted 04-02-2013 05:09 PM

It is coated in wax to keep it from drying too fast and checking. Thick blocks of wood are prone to checking. What you have is bowl blank. Bowls are often turned green. You could rip it into thin boards and make a box from it.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#2 posted 04-02-2013 05:15 PM

Since it’s already coated in wax drill a whole in one end and put a wick in it and use it as a candle. :)
Sorry I couldn’t resist.
What Bondo said is correct,as usual

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#3 posted 04-02-2013 08:14 PM

Another option would be to cut it into 3/4 in. x 5 in. pieces and turn nice pen barrels on your lathe.

Ken

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#4 posted 04-02-2013 10:40 PM

2”x5’ by how long?
If it is too small make some accents for other projects since you have no lathe. I never met a scrap of wood I did not like… or finally find some use for…even if that use is the burn pile…

-- We all must start somewhere in our journey of doing what we love to do.

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#5 posted 04-03-2013 08:46 AM

Bring it on over and you can turn it at my place.

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#6 posted 04-03-2013 03:33 PM

Thanks for the input folks! Kenbu, I do not have a lathe.

Thanks Mike!

-- Ride hard or go home~

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