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    Surprise Wood

    Its been a few days since I last posted about the new lathe that I had bought, and about the first turnings that it produced, you remember, Thing 1 and Thing 2. I was down to looking for limbs to turn. Well, yesterday my wife went to town shoping, we live 8 miles out. On the way home see saw some men cutting trees in a large yard. She drove past, looked back, backed up and stoped to ask about it. Well here is what she came home with. I think she is trying to get me out of the house. What do you think? Jack
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    i think you need to buy some sealer and seal the ends...make sure you have a good chain saw and enjoy yourself. by the time you get trough that score you will be an accomplised turner. be safe...
    99% of lawyers give the rest a bad name...Steven Wright.

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    Congrats on the haul, and extra congrats for your wife's bird-doggin' skills. Like Clark suggested, get the ends sealed as soon as you can to help slow down or prevent cracking. Wax-based sealers like Anchor Seal are what most folks use, but other things can also be used...even old paint helps.

    Any idea what kind(s) of wood it is? Other than "freewood", which is automatically one of the best kinds of wood there is.
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    Wives should only drive pick-up trucks.

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    Suprise wood

    Clark thanks for the wood sealer thought. I have already painted it with some old paint that I had here at home. By the way, where can I find the sealer?

    Vaughn the wood is elm, Black Gum, Oak, China Berry, a little hackberry, some Hickory, a little Cherry, and one other that excapes my short mine. I can't believe she hit the jackpot that way, you couldn't go out and find that much variety if you tried. Oh yeah, Mulberry that was the other one. Jack

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    Wives should only drive pick-up trucks.
    I agree

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Tanner View Post
    I agree
    Next I need to give her my chainsaw. Jack

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    That's a great assortment, Jack. All of them are good turning woods.
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    Are you sure she didn't mean for you to get outside and split them?
    Darren

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darren Wright View Post
    Are you sure she didn't mean for you to get outside and split them?
    Nah, she's always been the wood spliter is this house, I've always been the one who cut them down. Jack

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