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Don Stephan
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Pin Oak?
Mar 7th, 2016 at 11:41am
 
All the pin oak trees I've seen have mature branches up the sides of the log, until they are shaded out, die back, and are cut off.  So I expect residual branch wood in the log.  And I am thinking that residual branch would be very unstable, making the log unsuitable for lumber and even large bowls.  Any experience with pin oak?
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Re: Pin Oak?
Reply #1 - May 5th, 2016 at 10:43am
 
Don, I have only just begun using "found" wood and naturally downed wood and trees. I'm starting with some wood that came from my parents' place here in Texas, and it includes some pin oak. The stock I'm dealing with is fairly narrow--maybe 6"-8" in diameter. But a number of the pieces did have branches on them. I have not experienced any real problems turning these pieces. That may be because the trees were so small that the branches weren't very mature. Also, some of the pieces were a bit green.
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