A buddy of mine is cutting down some Aspen trees, there not too big 10"
diameter but they are strait, anybody ever work with Aspen? are they worth
sawing into stock? My Wife's grandfather has a portable sawmill so it's
not going to cost me anything, just wondering if it's worth my time.
: A buddy of mine is cutting down some Aspen trees, there not too big 10"
: diameter but they are strait, anybody ever work with Aspen? are they worth
: sawing into stock? My Wife's grandfather has a portable sawmill so it's
: not going to cost me anything, just wondering if it's worth my time.
After reading, I'm sure you can see why few commercial operations will saw
aspen if there's anything else on deck. Flakeboard, pulp, pallets are the
I like to use it in 6/4 or 8/4 chunks the way other folks use spruce or fir.
If you saw it, suggest you do the same.
Now, if you need sauna seating, it's the best choice. No splinters, and
feels cooler to your butt than any other wood in the sauna.
I've been turning aspen as I live in Denver and just asking for some
resulted in a large pile of logs.
Aspen turns wonderfully. I've even seen a few small boxes made from it
also and the local Paxtons occationally has boards available.
Richard Clements wrote:
On Tue, 21 Sep 2004 09:35:04 -0400, Richard Clements
It's soft, and has a tight grain with very little figure. It works
like pine, without the tendancy to split off large spinters when you
use a chisel on it. It's actually really nice looking when finished-
the end result looks almost silvery and really flashes when light hits
it at the right angle. I don't like building anything that requires
strength with it, but it makes a good "white" for inlay work. It's
fairly expensive at the local hardware store, but you'd have to try it
out to see whether or not it's worth your time- but since you can get
it for free, it's probably worth the effort, IMO.
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