Monday, November 14, 2022

WONDERFUL WOOD!

My son called to say he had trimmed a branch off of his Birch tree and did I want it?  Well, I hate to turn wood down so he brought it saying it wasn't large.  No problem to me--there are so many projects from a 4' branch even--like a vase!  In no time, the green wood which cut so easily, became a vase.  It is about 8" tall and has a diameter of 3 1/2".  I hollowed it out about 1 1/2" wide so it makes the neck nice and thinly wooded.  The best part of this wood-it didn't split when I left it until the next day to finish!
I thoroughly enjoyed this lathe work--see the branch in the back ground?  I have plans for the crotch of wood section and then each of the straight sections will become a box, another vase and even a candlestick holder--in which I have fond memories of Christmas decorations made from this tree.  (Note, this is not a white Birch tree which grows in the North--this is called a River Birch that has beige bark that peels and curls but a bit differently than the White Birch.  The inside is still gorgeous!)
 

8 comments:

  1. Very pretty! Such a light, clean-looking wood inside.

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  2. Beautiful. Is the dark spot where another branch came off? I love that white creamy color.

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  3. We have River Birch here and I know this because I just read a sign in front of one in one of our local wetlands park. I have several birch here in the woods and was wondering which kind I have because until then I had no idea there were different kinds. That is a lovely project. I really like my birch trees but several of them are very close to going into the creek. I haven't got a clue as to how they are hanging on with all this erosion. I can see roots in the creek bank. It's kind of scary.

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  4. I love seeing your wooden projects. That vase is definitely a keeper!

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  5. That is a beautiful vase. The wood is such a pretty pale color and I really like the dark spot. I'm looking forward to seeing all of the other things you make with the branch.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  6. Oh wow, that is just beautiful!!!! You are seriously talented!! xx

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