Carving Hawthorn burrs?

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Carving Hawthorn burrs?

Postby ToneWood » Fri Nov 02, 2012 2:35 pm

I was given some heavily burred Hawthorne last week. I think it had been put aside in case a wood turner could use it. However it is rather small diameter. I'm not a wood-turner (I reckon it would be too small for a lathe), so I'm wondering if it would be practical for me to work this with adze, knife, axe & gouge? I always imagine burrs to be very tough & hard - at least these are not as dry and hard as the last one I was given.

I'm thinking that I might be able to make some very small, long bowls (or kuksa) from it and/or perhaps spoons/ladles. If not, it's firewood .
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Re: Carving Hawthorn burrs?

Postby gavin » Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:19 pm

Try it and find out! Compare with A N Other wood and report back.
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Re: Carving Hawthorn burrs?

Postby bulldawg_65 » Sun Nov 04, 2012 4:39 pm

Tone, if you aren't adverse to using acrylic or ca glue to fill the holes left by the spaces and such left in burled wood that wood would probably make some spectacular bowls and such. :D
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Re: Carving Hawthorn burrs?

Postby SeanHellman » Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:23 pm

Send it all down to me :D I can certainly make stuff from it and as an added bonus I will show you what can be made from it. Work it green or it will get a bit hard :cry:
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