|Forum topic by Elizabeth||posted 05-01-2014 05:55 PM||1310 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
05-01-2014 05:55 PM
We had to take two white birch trees down as the roots were causing damage to the utilities and sidewalks. They weren’t huge, but I’ve got a few sections that can be resawn and a LOT of thick branches, maybe 3 to 6 inches in diameter. Here’s a shot of part of the load:
The larger pieces in the back will be resawn and air dried – haven’t made my mini solar kiln yet.
With the medium ones, I’m planning on trying to make some little birch bandsaw boxes, with the bark showing. But even given the fact that I’ll destroy a bunch of them in the learning process, that’s a lot of boxes. What other things would you do with these? I’ve thought about turning but they’d include the center of the branch and I heard that’s a very likely place for splitting.
If I turn any, should they be turned green, or wait until they dry?
The smaller branches, 2” and under, I’m planning to see if I can make a mess of birch buttons. Just to see if I can. Again, ideas welcome.