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    Default Dogwood

    My son has to take down a dogwood with 5 stems from 3" to 8" diameter. What is it like for turning? Any character? Thanks. Ron.

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    Default Re: Dogwood

    It is a solid wood great for making tool handles etc

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    Default Re: Dogwood

    Agree, nice wood for handles etc.. Can't say anything about larger pieces, because out here they never get very big. Free wood is always Good to experiment with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Rutter View Post
    My son has to take down a dogwood with 5 stems from 3" to 8" diameter. What is it like for turning? Any character? Thanks. Ron.
    Dogwood from the east has a nice grain, yellowish in color and makes nice pen stock or small ornaments as it usually does not grow very thick....Lots of "big" dogwood in Ontario where it grows like a weed!!! I usually get some on a "back" road in the country and bring it home to dry (hard to keep from cracking/splitting!!!!!!) etc.....
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