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post #1 of 3 Old 12-20-2015, 05:37 PM Thread Starter
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Butternut day

Got a butternut log a few weeks ago and decided that today was the day to process the last 5 1/2 feet of it. (Did the other 3 foot section earlier in the week). I needed the room as I'm planning on picking up some walnut and black cherry before Christmas. I roughed the backs of 6 larger bowls between 17 and 14 inches wide. Cored them with my McNaughton Center saver as well. Waste not, want not...
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thats an impressive feat! gotta check out that mcnaughton. Probably make my life a lot easier:) how did you like the butternut? Never turned it before. Happy turnin,
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Love the bowl saver especially on live edge work. It's so versatile. I can come in at almost any angle and cut out the core.

Butternut is quite soft. It's a cousin to walnut and the bark grows very similar. The wood is nice but wooly to cut. Very hard to get lately because of a disease that's affecting the bark and strangling the tree. The forestry ministry here won't allow any live trees to be cut. They're trying to see if any are naturally resistant.
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