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From My Backyard Lemon Tree

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Project by Cliff posted 08-23-2020 07:41 AM 655 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some time back I pruned my Lemon Tree right back and while chucking the branches in the Garbage one piece really stood out. It looked like Two File Handles and a Bud Vase could be made from it.

So we now have exactly that. 2 Rasp or File Handles and a Bud Vase.

They are finished with CABOT’S Water Based and Food Safe Varnish, 3 Coats. I have come to like CABOT’S Finish, at first I was steering away from Varnish. But this one is easy to apply and dries really quick. I am looking forward to applying it to wood with interesting colours grains and swirls. It could be quite good.

Kind regards,

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.





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crowie

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#1 posted 08-23-2020 07:51 AM

Who would have thought that the prunings from an old backyard lemon tree could look so good, with your expert craftsmanship of course.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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Bob Collins

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#2 posted 08-23-2020 09:55 AM

Really nice work Cliff, nice finish on all but especially on the bud vase. Put the lemon tree cuttings to good use. Well done.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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Cliff

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#3 posted 08-23-2020 10:31 AM

Peter…You are too kind.. I am just a mug beginner, but your words are very encouraging.
It is very interesting to look at wood from the back yard. All wood is good wood.

Regards…......Cliff

Bob, Thank you. The Good Ole Lemon Tree. Had a great Harvest early this year. There is enough Frozen Lemon Juice in the Chest Freezer to last until summer.
I was amazed how white the wood is.
Regards…....Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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doubleDD

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#4 posted 08-23-2020 01:16 PM

Those 3 pieces really stand out Cliff. Lempn wood, that’s a interesting one. They look similar to some apple I’ve turned but even whiter. I may try that Cabot’s finish. I have not tried it yet and it’s worth a shot. Nice work Cliff.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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MrWolfe

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#5 posted 08-23-2020 03:00 PM

Beautiful turnings.
I’ve never seen lemon wood either.
Looks great! Thanks for the head’s up on the Cabots.
Jon

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ralbuck

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#6 posted 08-23-2020 04:17 PM

“The lemon tree is very pretty”.

Part of an old song!

Your work fits the song! Very nice job.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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grovemadman

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#7 posted 08-23-2020 04:21 PM

Hmmmmm, Next time I come across some citrus pruning’s I may may have to make some file handles. Yours look great! Let us know how well they work.

-- "It is the job of the woodworker to hide his mistakes and keep a tight set of lips about them!"--Chuck

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#8 posted 08-23-2020 07:15 PM

Nice use of that lemon tree, Cliff !! That sure is a clear wood!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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James E McIntyre

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#9 posted 08-23-2020 11:59 PM

Great use of the lemon trimmings!

What did you use for the ferrules?

-- James E McIntyre

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Cliff

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#10 posted 08-24-2020 01:06 AM

Hi Dave. Thank you. Yes I was surprised at how workable the Lemon Wood was. Not too soft and very close grained, so I think it would be ideal for Handles of all kinds.
Can you Buy CABOT’S Finish in your area? If so I would certainly give it a shot, it is a pleasure to work with.
Regards…..Cliff

Mr Wolfe. Thank you…Yes I would certainly give CABOT’S a go…It also dries very fast.
Regards…..Cliff

Hi Ralph…Yes I remember the Song. Was it” Peter Paul and Mary”?
Thank you for your nice comment.
Regards….Cliff.

grovemadman. Thank you…. Yes if you can get hold of some Lemon Wood or any Citrus Wood, you will enjoy working with it.
Regards…....Cliff.

Jim, Thank you…It is a very clear wood. Possibly a bit bland. But with some of the natural Bark and blemish, its quite nice. If you had a big supply of it, it would be a great relief wood between darker woods. It was easy to work with. A Neighbour has a Huge Grapefruit Tree, maybe he would like me to trim it for him… Ha ha ha…
Regards…...Cliff

James E McIntyre…Thank you. I bought the Ferrules on line. I have assorted sizes and they are made of Brass. I searched with google for a supplier.
The best choice would be to buy Tube Brass in suitable outside Diameters with a not too thick wall thickness.
This would not be cheap as the seller may only sell in really long lengths and would charge for delivery.
But you may find a metal merchant in California that you could visit and purchase and cart it home yourself.
Then cut to whatever size you want.
I am stocking up on all sorts of things, so I will have everything at my fingertips when I am a Grumpy Old Man.
Regards…..Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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mel52

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#11 posted 08-24-2020 02:04 AM

Great looking projects. We had a 93 mph wind here around a month ago. I saved some wood from Black Cherry, Pear and Red Cedar from the damage in my yard. Hope my turnings come out as good as yours. Great job on them !!! Mike

-- MEL, Kansas

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Cliff

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#12 posted 08-24-2020 09:11 AM

Hi Mike…Thank you for your very nice comments. I am sure your turnings will turn out fine.
Wow!!! 93 MPH Wind.,..that is really Blowing. I hope your Home was not damaged. Good that you saved some wood. I will look forward to seeing your turnings on site.
Regards…..Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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James E McIntyre

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#13 posted 08-24-2020 10:01 PM

That’s for the information Cliff.

-- James E McIntyre

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Cliff

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#14 posted 08-25-2020 12:58 PM

James E Mcintyre.

You are most Welcome,
Regards….Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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