Wood for Turning

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Spent the afternoon annoying the neighbours with the sound of my chainsaw.  Five wheelbarrows of wood that I will be using for woodturning.  Two species  were salvaged. Lots  of apple wood that came from a friend’s renovation project. The apple tree made way for a timber deck. Lucky me!

The olive wood was quite dirty as it included the root stump. I had to pressure clean that part in the vain hope that it would keep my chainsaw in good shape for a while longer. 

The other wood came from an olive farm. The farmer is downsizing his farm from 700 trees to 500. He generously offered the trees with stumps attached to our turning club. He even had a tractor on standby to help load my trailer.

I intend to carve some spoons with the apple wood. I actually harvested the wood in November 2017 and this post got lost in my draft folder.

I have already carved several spoons form the apple wood. I hope some bowls will emerge from the olive stumps. 

 

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