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Forum topic by higtron posted 02-24-2014 08:48 PM 1054 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-24-2014 08:48 PM

I was building a fire out in the shop yesterday I grabbed a chunk of alder I was looking at it and, it looked like it would be an interesting piece of wood. I squared it up on the old band saw and, it yielded a 4×4” 20” long I spent some time working on some cabinets that I’m building and thinking about what I wanted to do with the found wood. this is what I came up with you can’t see the spalting that shows up with the naked eye but, the variegation of the reds and, yellows show real well.

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#1 posted 02-24-2014 09:53 PM

Thats a nice looking piece.I like the chunky design too. I just turned a candle stick holder from spalted beech but I don’t like the shape I have done it looks too wierd,so yours was a pleasent surprise and made up for my earlier dissapointment today LOL .This is when viewing other peoples work lifts me spiritually and drives me forward.Have fun buddy. Your an inspiration without even knowing it.Alistair

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#2 posted 02-25-2014 01:27 AM

I have seen alder cabinets and they look nice. Also, FWIW, alder was also used for making fly rods in the olden days, along with bamboo and some other woods which I forget.

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