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I just got some fresh green wood......NOW WHAT?

by gator9t9
posted 08-09-2016 07:26 PM


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jwmalone

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#1 posted 08-09-2016 09:15 PM

wax on the ends paint usually breaths to much. Other than that I’m clueless, But you can always give it to me if its tto much trouble for you lol

-- "Boy you could get more work done it you quit flapping your pie hole" Grandpa

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gator9t9

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#2 posted 08-09-2016 09:58 PM

Jw. Thanks for the suggestion…...and if you were close I would def give you some…..

Gator9t9

-- Mike in Bonney Lake " If you are real real real good your whole life, You 'll be buried in a curly maple coffin when you die."

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MrUnix

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#3 posted 08-09-2016 10:11 PM

Cut out the pith, paint/wax ‘em and store them away so you forget about them for a few years :)

It’s nearly impossible to prevent checking/cracking completely. I just let them do their thing until fairly stabilized, then deal with them when encountered. Usually that involves filling with epoxy before final turning. Depending on the look, you can make it appear a natural part of the wood, or go with something contrasting for a bolder look.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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HokieKen

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#4 posted 08-10-2016 01:21 AM

I do what Brad does except I remove the bark and some of the sapwood as well. I wax the ends with anchorseal and sticker them.

That crotchwood would make a studly mallet!

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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BulldogLouisiana

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#5 posted 08-10-2016 02:23 AM

I am not a turner at all, but dry black locust can be pretty difficult to work.

-- There are 10 types of people in the world. Those who understand binary and those who don't.

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shawnn

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#6 posted 09-06-2016 09:04 PM

Black locust is toxic so don’t use it for items that will contact food. Don’t use the shavings for animal bedding or mulch either. I wouldn’t use it for items that kids or pets may chew on or be in close contact with. It will case harden in sunlight. I’ve used it some and other than being real heavy/dense (tiring to move it around the shop) it mills/cuts good if your tools are sharp.

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ErikF

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#7 posted 09-07-2016 10:52 AM

If you’re into black locust for turning, hit me up. I’m processing a stand of black locust and have no shortage of blanks…could fill lots of flat rate boxes with pen blanks and other odds and ends. Have landed over 10,000bf of saw logs and have a lot more to go.Lots of nice 6×6 timbers coming out right now.

Pay for shipping and you have yourself some turning blanks.


-- Power to the people.

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gator9t9

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#8 posted 09-07-2016 06:42 PM

Eric
I would love to have some bowl blanks….

Send me a note to..

[email protected]

Please

Mike

-- Mike in Bonney Lake " If you are real real real good your whole life, You 'll be buried in a curly maple coffin when you die."

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