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post #1 of 3 Old 12-24-2010, 07:48 PM Thread Starter
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First bowl using linden

Today I rough turned my biggest bowl yet - 13" diameter. The person who gave me the log said it was linden, but I've never heard of that before. I liked how clear the wood was and got a shower from how green it was. It's going to be a long few months waiting for it to dry so I can see the final result. Can anyone tell me more about this kind of wood? I have one more piece.
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Linden is a domestic wood. I have bought it in plank form, kiln dried and glued it up and turned it. It has a pinkish hue to it and turns nice. Somewhat dense, but not as hard as oak. Nice wood to work with.
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In the US, Linden is another name for basswood. You can see examples and a full "fact sheet" on my site.

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