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post #1 of 10 Old 11-28-2010, 10:13 PM Thread Starter
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Today someone gave me this piece of wood. One surface makes me think there will be something special under the surface, but the rest is in rough shape. The wood isn't dense. I'm not sure what to do with it - turning project, veneer, or firewood. Any suggestions?
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It looks a little too punky for turning. I'm kinda leaning toward firewood.

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Turn it. If it don't amount to anything then you can always burn it
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It looks like it's in the stages of rot. It might be difficult to turn. A simply piece would be to turn a small bowl in the middle of the "good side. Leave the wings and at least at first all the natural edges. These can be removed later.
I would glue it to a waste platter and turn the bottom flat. This will give you an idea of what the wood is like and whether it's worth trying to save. When you get the bottom done leave it flat and simply hot glue it to the waste platter and turn the other side.
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It looks a little soft. I would try and turn it if it is to soft than burn it. It never hurts to try.
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Turn it. If it don't amount to anything then you can always burn it

Agree with Steve.

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There may be some interesting spalting and colors inside. I use wood like that for pen turning, the soft stuff gets thin CA soaked into it to beef it up. There are wood hardeners you could use for larger projects.
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Haven't had time to screw this up yet and I've got a busy weekend coming - taking a class on turning weed pots on Saturday and a Christmas show in NYC on Sunday.
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