I was shrub trimming this weekend. I have an old, sprawling lilac with a long 8-10 ft dead branch that is about 6-7 inches at the base. The base has some cracks in it, but there are some solid sections that are less thick.
Is lilac interesting to turn? And how small dia. should I save/not save? I am new to turning. I do not have a pen kit or tools, just an old Sears lathe and very basic tools. I thought the branches might be good to practice with. I have little experience with the lathe.
p.s. my wife wants me to "cut that thing down!" But in my eyes, I see it as turning potential. So I don't want to cut it until I know what I want to do with it.