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Project from christmas tree wood

by Jordangerous
posted 12-16-2018 03:16 PM


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bilyo

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#1 posted 12-16-2018 05:07 PM

“Anything” is pretty broad. So. Yes. You could probably make something. Your problem is that the wood from a Christmas tree trunk is be quite wet and will do a lot of shrinking and consequent splitting. What you will be able to make would probably be in the realm of carving small objects or turning small vessels.

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#2 posted 12-16-2018 06:00 PM

The trunk off of the standard-issue is garbage by the standard of most scenarios: small, soft, knotty, and (as noted above) pretty wet. I’ve asked myself the same question posed by the OP, not because the trunk is a lumber bonanza but because of the sentimental connection. As such I’ve saved a few trunks and processed them for air-drying: tiny little saw mill and drying operation!

I’ve been too busy elsewhere to give much thought to what I’ll eventually do but there are two leading options: minature buildings, as in a model of a country church, and the other is a frame for a picture ornament for the tree. So, either a little display piece for the mantel from Christmases past or a family Christmas-day pic framed by that year’s tree and itself living on as a ornament on next year’s tree.

-- - Crud. Go tell your mother that I need a Band-aid.

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#3 posted 12-16-2018 07:05 PM

I wouldn’t mess with wood from a Christmas tree. The sap will gum up your tools, especially saw blades. Just not worth it.

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