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DrPhill

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Another bit of leylandii
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I thought that a leylandii maple leaf would be a bit different.
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Our neighbour had some light pruning done on their cherry tree. Guess who got some bits?
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Out with my wax saucepan and little burner time and I will have some green turning too me-thinks.
You are right.... leylandii does look good in the right place. I am beginning to look at leylandii in a different light. Still feel that it should be harvested, but reviewing my disposal methods.

As for the cherry - lucky man. I am starting to get more serious about carving and eying up the winter wood-pile. One of our neighbours is going to have their tree-of-heaven taken down due to disease. I wonder what that timber is like...
 

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Another bit of leylandii

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I thought that a leylandii maple leaf would be a bit different.

Our neighbour had some light pruning done on their cherry tree. Guess who got some bits?

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Out with my wax saucepan and little burner time and I will have some green turning too me-thinks.
That's beautiful, watch out for warping on the green cherry, I turned a couple of small bowls in cherry a month after it was felled and they warped and split to the point of being good for nothing but the fire pit.
 

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One of our neighbours is going to have their tree-of-heaven taken down due to disease. I wonder what that timber is like...
If you look up Ailanthus altissima it appears it is prone to a lot of movement whilst drying and can cause contact dermatitis. I think it is in the same family as Sumac, the sap of which can cause severe blisters and photosensitivity (speaking from experience there)
 

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That's beautiful, watch out for warping on the green cherry, I turned a couple of small bowls in cherry a month after it was felled and they warped and split to the point of being good for nothing but the fire pit.
Warp? What's that? This was a fresh cut bit of rhododendron and as well as getting a shower when I turned it I now have a pear shaped bowl that I have had to refuse to sell because SWMBO will not part with it. I love it too !

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Well, it used to be round :rolleyes:
 

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Warp? What's that? This was a fresh cut bit of rhododendron and as well as getting a shower when I turned it I now have a pear shaped bowl that I have had to refuse to sell because SWMBO will not part with it. I love it too !

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Well, it used to be round :rolleyes:
My other half is the same, the two little dishes/pots that have gone the way of the banana in my eyes are only good for the fire pit but she wants to keep them, I feel like a toddler coming home with a [email protected] picture forum to put on the fridge for everyone to see.
 

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... and today's crop from ours.
Candle wax or paint for the ends??
 
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