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Forum topic by triw posted 08-22-2013 04:42 AM 888 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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triw

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08-22-2013 04:42 AM

Topic tags/keywords: oak lathe turning

Not sure if this is the correct forum but seemed to be the best fit…
Has any one turned silver leaf oak? I saw an ad for a bunch of free wood about 200 miles away and wanted to know if it was worth the trip.
I googled “silver leaf oak” and found out the tree is an oramental tree and can grow up to 60 feet if watered. But I could not find reference to the wood being used. Does any one know how this turns and what the wood looks like? Thanks


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#1 posted 08-22-2013 05:06 AM

One I’m actually unfamiliar with

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#2 posted 08-22-2013 05:22 AM

Couldn’t find anything either on google, just cause you got me curious…. However, I did find your post on IPA, which I’m not a member of

Might try bing or ask.com

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#3 posted 08-22-2013 11:08 AM

Hard to answer your question without knowing how much silver leaf oak, diameter & lengths of logs. Do not know what kind of vehicle you drive, MPG, or price of gas in your area. Free not always means without cost in time and money.

I have turned many different oak species, and enjoy turning oak. Not sure Silver Leaf Oak grows on east coast. I harvest my wood for turning locally. Never sat down and figured out my cost.


Watched, TV where man climbed a small Silver Leaf Oak in southern Amazonia pointing to a snake hanging out in the tree. None of the other Oaks in that area over twenty feet tall.

-- Bill

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#4 posted 08-23-2013 12:47 AM

Cannot believe could not spell Arizona!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quercus_hypoleucoides

Sorry about that!

Quess depends upon where it grows as to actual size trees.

-- Bill

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#5 posted 08-23-2013 02:40 AM

I guess I am spoiled living in Atlanta where free wood tends to be readily available, especially if you belong to a club. I can’t imagine driving 200 miles for wood. I don’t turn much oak because it is frequently so bland when it comes to bowls unless there is spalting.

-- MPax, Atlanta

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