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More on Boxelder

Boxelder is great turned green. But, when turning seasoned wood, the grain around knots is brittle and breaks instead of cutting. Other sections of the grain wants to pull for no apparent reason. It seems more difficult to get a … Continue reading

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The Chatterbox on a Taper

One soon learns a few dodges when working with green wood. I recently turned a lidded box out of a green boxelder limb. It soon became apparent that the lid was shrinking more than the body. Because I am not … Continue reading

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Having Fun

I have been thinking a lot about counterfeit recently. It seems that our world is ever ready to accept counterfeits of anything that has intrinsic value, such as marriage, friendship, and food. While something that only has value by convention, … Continue reading

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