Feather boards from green wood

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Forum topic by BubingaBill posted 11-19-2013 08:13 PM 621 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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11-19-2013 08:13 PM

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Hi Gang,
I had a linden tree come down in a storm this summer and I saved about 75% of it for projects/firewood. I am just starting to build jigs to help me keep my fingers attached and feather boards look like a good place to start. I have been scouring the projects and blogs here and have noticed wide variety of opinions of what wood you can use. Most agree that you need a knot free board to start with and someone even uses plywood!
I have about 2,000 small chunks of my tree and a band saw to cut them into boards. More commonly known as Bass wood.
The tree was alive and thriving until it was uprooted. I have heard it is desired by wood carvers for it’s clean appearance and straight grain. Could this be used for a feather board?
I would love to hear your opinions on using fresh wood for this.

On a side note: Even though this wood has not been down for long I am already burning it in my fireplace and it burns very well and with no popping.

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