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post #1 of 8 Old 03-02-2012, 06:34 PM Thread Starter
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I was thinking today about trees in my yard and theres a willow tree. I was wondering why no one works with willow. Ive never seen or herd anything about it. Why is that
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I did a google image search and found a few bowls and the wood looks really cool!!

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post #3 of 8 Old 03-02-2012, 06:39 PM
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People make outside chairs out of the branches.

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I have turned a lot of woods. That's one I don't want to turn again. It simply doesn't cut very clean. The fibers want to pull out along the grain.
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I have never turned it but have milled it many times. Very colorful stuff. I have 3 logs spalting now it is not very rot resistant so we will see how it works out. I have had several turners out to the mill who have turned it and complained about how stringy it is.

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Traditionally, cricket bats were made of willow, but I'm not sure if they still are.

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Willow burls are very beautiful for turning. Also, in holland most of the clumpen (wooden shoes) are willow.
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Be sure to wear your respirator check this out http://www.wood-database.com/wood-ar...-and-toxicity/

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