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Thread: Throwing a little light on an oddment of Laburnum

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    Throwing a little light on an oddment of Laburnum

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    Looks good Chas, I have some leftover spalted hackberry that I plan on using for some similar "little lights" Well Done
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    Great looking piece Chas. I have made a few of those. They sell pretty well here.
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    The picture isn't showing up, Chas.

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    OK...now it's visible. Looks very nice, Chas. Great grain in the wood, and the shape shows it off nicely.
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    Chas.........What a little beauty! Great form and finish....stunning piece of wood!
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    Holy cow, that's a beauty Chas, lovely grain

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernie Weishapl View Post
    ...I have made a few of those. They sell pretty well here.
    I have a fair quantity of such pieces Bernie, problem I have is what to use them for, if it is something that will just collect dust it is not very welcome around here, although I have an outlet as long as they don't involve too many man hours, turning them into intricate boxes etc. is hard to justify on sale price achievable at a local level.

    Thanks for the comments Guys, does wonders for the ego.
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    Chas,
    I've never heard of that wood but it's gorgeous I love the light & dark colors & the grain.

    Excellent job

    Chuck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Beland View Post
    Chas,
    I've never heard of that wood but it's gorgeous I love the light & dark colors & the grain........Chuck
    It is pretty spectacular when in flower,


    Unfortunately it is poisonous if ingested, especially the seeds so caution need with children in the garden.

    An even bigger spring display HERE
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chas Jones View Post
    I have a fair quantity of such pieces Bernie, problem I have is what to use them for, if it is something that will just collect dust it is not very welcome around here, although I have an outlet as long as they don't involve too many man hours, turning them into intricate boxes etc. is hard to justify on sale price achievable at a local level.

    Thanks for the comments Guys, does wonders for the ego.
    Nice Chas.
    I make some oil lamps that are simmalar and they sell well around here also.
    I have the same problem with the Boxes too much time involed making them and people around here are not willing to pay a large price for a small item.
    Jim

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