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Forum topic by TreeGuy posted 03-04-2009 09:58 PM 895 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-04-2009 09:58 PM

Topic tags/keywords: box elder

I have several pieces of box elder with very dark red streaks

-- Bryan, Cleveland OH


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#1 posted 03-04-2009 10:26 PM

AND?

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#2 posted 03-04-2009 10:33 PM

I would be willing to part with some if anyone is interested

-- Bryan, Cleveland OH

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#3 posted 03-05-2009 02:07 AM

I would be interested in some. What size do you have. You want trade?

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#4 posted 03-05-2009 02:20 AM

I am also interested in this. Can you send a couple pics. Always looking to add interesting pieces to the “collection”. Let me know what you want for it… ie… trade, etc.

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#5 posted 03-05-2009 04:33 AM

Will you ship?

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#6 posted 03-05-2009 03:38 PM

I can check into shipping. I have posted a bowl made from the wood I am talking about in my projects.

I have logs 12-14” diam and 18-20” long. I can split them into halves

-- Bryan, Cleveland OH

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#7 posted 03-05-2009 05:54 PM

As I understand, most people aren’t crazy about box elder, as it’s not a very strong wood. I have several on my property, and they tend to be knotty and crazy grain, while at the same time not managing to be attractive. Perhaps it’s a natural defense to woodworkers. I suppose it might be acceptable as a turning wood, I never thought about turning it.

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#8 posted 03-05-2009 06:45 PM

Will:

Most turners that I know are absolutely crazy about box elder (Ash Leaf Maple).
Spalted and red streaked box elder sells for a premium in my neck of the woods.
Musical instrument makers also love it.

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#9 posted 03-05-2009 09:06 PM

Wow, it’s a junk wood mostly here. Grows fast and weedy. I suppose it would make good turning wood, as it’s so soft, and it burls more than it grows straight. I’ve got about 1000lbs or so of it sitting next to my driveway, huge nasty burls from a storm felled tree here. It’s only there because I haven’t felt like dragging it down to the river to rot on the bank yet. If anybody in the Dupage County IL area here is reading this, and wants some probably half-rotten gnarly box elder, I can’t imagine it being of use to anybody, but it’s yours for free. I’ll take pics for serious people only.

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