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    Quote Originally Posted by crookedknife View Post
    Interesting - the local Native folks here prize cottonwood as one of their most useful woods.
    It really actually is. That is the problem with text is the tone gets lost. Wood workers, bodgers, cane makers and such from what I understand hate the stuff. It isn't particularly pretty, isn't very strong, does not sand well to a fine finish and it splits when dries like the devil. in other ways though it sure is. Easy to dry, easy to burn, cordage, flash tinder, salves, ect. On Youtube bindlestitch1 (Iz in this forum if I'm not mistaken. I'm still learning who everyone is.) has videos about it. http://youtu.be/5f9GUkWegAU

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    I have found a good place to get teak and other nice woods sometimes is at a goodwill or other thrift store. there is usually a section for wood items like salad bowls and stuff. many times I have found things made out of teak, Mango wood and other exotic woods. I think people travel, buy this stuff and then end up donating down the road.
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    Quote Originally Posted by renter6 View Post
    I've got a few pieces of persimmon from a big branch that fell in a city park this summer. Its been drying for about half a year. Any of this interesting to you?



    Some bore holes, can't recall if they are from before or after I cut the wood:





    I also have some sycamore and river birch, also cut this summer.

    I did have some very confused red ash borers flying around my workshop early this past fall. They are a wasp-imitator, which freaked me out at first. I brought them in with the birch I think. I could hear them in the birch wood, then they appeared one by one, now all is quiet.

    Olive is one of my favorite woods. I haven't done anything with this persimmon. What does it carve like?
    I got Wood! Today I got your package with all the woods. Finally some fatwood to play with too! Tomorrow, I lathe! Thank you so much! Your should be getting there any time. The Olive I sent splits easy and looks pretty sweet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crookedknife View Post
    Interesting - the local Native folks here prize cottonwood as one of their most useful woods.
    thats wild we consider it a trash wood here its every where!

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    Same here. Anywhere there's water really. Isn't it a form of poplar?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Loogaroo View Post
    Same here. Anywhere there's water really. Isn't it a form of poplar?
    yes it is..the really thick bark on some variaties is very nice to carve and has a nice finish when worked and sanded

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    Cant wait to get on the lathe tomorrow. Wife is actually making me wait until daylight. Some garbage about machines being loud and waking the neighbors. Women

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    I have got some osage orange I would be willing to trade for some birch wood and birch bark.Possibly trade for some other good carving woods as well.

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    I have Red Alder & Oak with some cedar.....would like to trade for some birch. Off subject I know but I have plenty of Georgetown Flint I would trade as well....just PM if interested.

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    Jimbow i can get you birch on my next outing Sunday how much u want

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