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I've just had a windfall( literally) of a large branch of what I think is birch.Is this wood any use for turning? I'm keen on anything free
 

Taffy Turner

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I am sorry to say that Birch is absolutely no good for turning whatsoever, but if you want to send it it me, I will dispose of it for you FOC. :D

Seriously, I have never turned Birch myself, but it is often sold as a turnery wood, so should be fine. As it was free, why not have a go - what have you got to lose?
 

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I managed to pick up a log (only just though) from a tree that was felled to make way for a pylon. Poor exchange I reckon but I took advantage of it. Only tried a couple of small bits so far and I thought it was nice and well behaved to turn and was also quite stable with not as much movement as I expected.
 
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