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Reclaimed Wood Gloat #1: Black Chery & Hophornbeam

09-10-2011 08:30 PM by Tony | 4 comments »

I love to hike, and from time to time I collect branches from fallen trees to make walking sticks. I don’t do it a lot, but I’ve collected enough over the past 3 years that I have plenty in my workshop. I see a lot of fallen trees, and pass up a lot of wood, but this morning was golden. I harvested a nice Black Cherry branch from an even bigger fallen tree. I also came across – for the first time ever – a couple of Hophornbeam that had fallen. One was older and already rotting, but one had been recently flattened by a fallen Red Oak, and it was perfect size for a large walking stick. I have never worked with Hophornbeam, but I’m sure it didn’t get its n...

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