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Old 09-30-2017, 09:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Dogwood can be a very desirable wood for its ability to take and hold fine detail. In days of yore, it was used to make bobbins and shuttles for weaving mills. It is finer grain than maple and very hard. Makes great mallets, tool handles.

The pieces I have are bla for color and fancy grain. It accepts inks and dye well.

Look to the butt of the tree and the root ball for " root burl"

While not exciting for pens, makes nice ornaments, turned spoons and ladles (see Raffin book more turning projects).

Nice wood to work with.
Ken Vaughan
Old Apprentice Machinist - learning a new knee in Tucson
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