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Old 05-26-2017, 05:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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What is you experience turning Clear Vertical Grain Douglas Fir? I was able to find some great info and even better looking pens made with Douglas Fir Burl but not much mention of the regular CVG. On first look, it's really soft.. I haven't stabilized wood yet, but looks like it could be a contender. But since it's so straight grained, would it be a great choice for a beginner? TIA
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I have made pens, tops and wind stands from Doug Fir. The key is sharp tools, take your time, small cuts. I find it stands well.
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Big knots in 100 year old Douglas fir 2x4`s get a bit more challenging , but well worth the effort .
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Big knots in 100 year old Douglas fir 2x4`s get a bit more challenging , but well worth the effort .


No knots at all in this stuff, completely clear. I picked it up for a steal, $3 for 6 2x6x5 "cutoffs". Now I just have to figure out what to do with it.


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Cross cut S&P shakers would look good , but a bit more of a challenge than straight grain .
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Big knots in 100 year old Douglas fir 2x4`s get a bit more challenging , but well worth the effort .


No knots at all in this stuff, completely clear. I picked it up for a steal, $3 for 6 2x6x5 "cutoffs". Now I just have to figure out what to do with it.


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Cross cut S&P shakers would look good , but a bit more of a challenge than straight grain .


That would be a great use. Now you have my mind whirling with fantasies of a DG Fir segmented S&p shaker.


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