The Walnut tree is no more.
I have cut off and split a couple of slabs from the trunk for a friend
but otherwise it is piled up in the round and thinking about radial
I could plank some of the smaller stuff on the band saw if I knew what
Anyone else? Free to good homes:-)
If there are no better takers etc, would any of it be good for
turning, bowels and the like do you think please? Or if it's
splitting, would the smaller sections be good for turning smaller
stuff, like cord pulls and fruit etc?
I ask because Daughter is getting into such stuff and recently went to
a turning club (where she currently is in Scotland) and has been
asking to take my wood turning lathe up with her next trip . She's
also chainsaw carving and going to a hand carving club at the end of
the month. She has also shown an interest in ornamental / rustic
garden furniture but has a problem getting hold of any raw materials
atm (and especially 'nice' wood). Hopefully this will get better
if/when her b/f's Tree Surgery business takes off.
I'm not far from you, could collect on her behalf and they are driving
down at the end of next week for a show at her old horticultural
college (Capal Manor).
The email addy works and we would be happy to swap some materials for
a bottle of wine or two ... or a chainsaw carved mushroom? ;-)
Cheers, T i m
 She actually used my lathe (acquired via this very group <g>)
about 5 years ago for a project at secondary school (doesn't time
fly). It was to turn a wooden mock perfume bottle for a product they
had to design but she didn't want to do it as school as they were
hardly allowed near any machinery . She did *all* the turning
herself, cut out / smoothed parts with the Dremel (it looked like an
old fashioned sleek-upright space ship, standing on three feet, the
nose cone being the screw cap etc) and she spray painted it to look
like it was made from coloured glass.
 This was the same school where I built a rowing boat in woodwork
classes but that was a long time ago. ;-)
I think this was walnut ? There is /was a saying :
"A woman, a dog, a walnut tree,
The more you beat them
The better they be."
Don't know about the other two, but walnut was prone to
attractive blemishes from knocks, which made it desirable
(I just eat the nuts from mine)
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