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post #1 of 3 Old 02-01-2012, 07:16 PM Thread Starter
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Odd growth is it good for turnin?

OK another question that came up today while visiting with a local tree service. They will be removing an elm tree with these odd growths on the branches. When I first saw it I thought it was black knot disease. When I got hold of the branch and got a better look it seemed like little burls. They are about as hard and dense as those little seed pods rockler sells for turning. (Sorry I forgot the name of them) they are generally spherical on shape ranging from a few inches in diameter up to the size of a hardball. Has any one ever uses stuff like this for turning?

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Are they still wet if they are good to turn if it dry ,shapen your tools, most I turned have gourgus grain, then there one in while that is hollow and nasty good, luck and have fun turning You can send one My way

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It's a type of fungus. Not like a burl though.
Turn it and let us know.

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