One man’s trash another man’s treasure.

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Earlier this year I visited a local wood dump were unwanted trees, brush and wood are turned into mulch or compost.  I thought that I’d poke around and see if I could find anything usable for turning.  Most of the pieces were from what many people around here consider junk trees.  Over the years I have come to really like these trees for their beautiful wood.

While digging though the pile I found and unusual piece of wood.  It was full of twisting and contorted grain.  Pieces like this can often be extremely challenging to work with but when they work they yield some of the most spectacular wood grain patterns.  I think this piece worked extremely well.  I have been working with wood my entire life and I have never seen a grain pattern like this one.  To me it’s a real treasure.

 

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