|Forum topic by Jofa||posted 09-26-2013 03:57 PM||1528 views||0 times favorited||13 replies|
09-26-2013 03:57 PM
I work at Home Depot tool rental as a second job at night. A lady and her daughter came in with issues they were having with one of our chainsaws so I swapped it out for her.
Asked her what she was cutting and she said an old Sassafras tree that fell during Hurricane Sandy. Told her that I was into woodworking and she offered to bring me some.
I got a couple of half logs about 2’ long and a few big chunks from what appears to be the base of the tree. First thing I thought of was someone could turn these into nice bowls (because I don’t have a lathe…yet) ;)
The wood is still pretty wet so I have it in the cage where we keep some of the tools but I’ll be bringing it home this weekend.
Really pretty wood and it smells awesome.
Anyone ever work with this species? I know it’s going to be a long while before it dries but I figured I’d ask.
Side note… we got a new lawn tractor in the store and I offered to take apart the shipping crate before sending it to the dumpster. Sure enough the vertical pieces were made of maple and I kept them. They were pretty rough cuts so I did my best “planing” them on my table saw. Got some really nice pieces. Beautiful stuff.
-- Thank you Lord for the passion and ability to make things from your creation.