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Steve MItchell
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Turning wood types thoughts from group
Jul 13th, 2017 at 5:02pm
 
I am in the Serrias now by Bishop ca.
I have a chance to get logs which look a lot like white birch.
The the bark seems more biege. I took picks but could not post cell service spotty.
Obviously it is  wet needs to dry but any input would be great.
Thanks Steve
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Re: Turning wood types thoughts from group
Reply #1 - Jul 13th, 2017 at 9:45pm
 
Probably Aspen.  I never turned any, but it's great for drawer sides.  Soft straight grained and easy to work, light brown, with no figure.
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Re: Turning wood types thoughts from group
Reply #2 - Jul 14th, 2017 at 6:09am
 
Get some and give it a whirl.  If nothing else, it will broaden your experience.
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Re: Turning wood types thoughts from group
Reply #3 - Jul 14th, 2017 at 9:01am
 
Here is a a resource that can help identify your wood.
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Only guessing but It could be Water Birch
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Re: Turning wood types thoughts from group
Reply #4 - Jul 14th, 2017 at 12:13pm
 
I know aspen and poplar are related, and not sure if birch is as well. They are all good for translucent type turnings, think lamp shades. Usually not a lot of color in them. Price is right...

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