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Ok, my daughter wants a Lois Keener bandsaw box made from dogwood. The tree we had in the yard was full of holes created by wood borers. So, that all landed in the landfill. But, a neighbor had a 40 year old dogwood that the wood bores tried to make home. When he cut it down, I asked for the trunk. This is the last piece of it that I had. Yea, it doesn't look like much, but let's give it a try. This does not look promising. I'll check one end. Still not looking good and the test cut indicates that this wood is very soft. And, this end looks rather punky. So, we'll plunge in the blade to see what reveals. Brought out old trusty with shrub trimming blade. Cuts quickly and easily. You need some vision here to imagine if there may be something salvagable and usable. If I can get 5" X 5" I'll be very happy. The target project is 10" L X 5" H X 6" D. I can patch in some pecan or cedar. We'll see..... Looks better inside than out, but not much. Have to make another cut or two to get it down to size to fit the Shopsmith bandsaw. It has a limit of 6" high. So, on to the next cut to see what is in there. Cut number 2 reveals some very beautiful wood. Still some problems. On to cut number 3...... Rather pretty and much better than before. It still feels very dry and porous. Don't know what I'll have to do to keep the sealer, varnish to lay on the surface rather than permeate the wood. The next picture will show the result of all this sawing and guessing. With a little help from my friends, (got that playing in your head, didn't I), it will now fit the bandsaw. As you can see, it is almost 5 inches so I may get enough to work with. I am going to use some cedar to make it 6" deep. Don't touch that dial.......
Well I picked up some wood today from an estate sale that had been stored for over 20 years is dry storage. I have to plane it to be sure ,but I think there is some usable stuff in there. Some Black Walnut,Aromatic Cedar, Red Alder, Spalted Alder, Dogwood. Herb
This is the design that started my company. It is part of the Creative Wood Design logo. The original 3D model was created form a picture I took in East Texas of a Dogwood blossom and was produced for use as a necklace pendant in my line of jewelry. It has been reduced for use in earrings and enlarged and modified for carving this wall cross. This is a two sided carving and on the backside it is carved around the edge to produce a shdow around it when hung on the wall. This one was cut from Aspen for the white color. I have sold two of these to people that were buying them as presents for friends that are blind. The first woman that bought one said "She will be able to see this with her hands". That made me feel good.