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Offline Bruno of NH

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Yellow birch
« on: July 30, 2018, 07:05:57 PM »
I'm picking up a yellow birch log at the end of the week.
It's 8'6" long 35" on the small end.
Anyone ever slab one?
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Re: Yellow birch
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2018, 07:44:29 PM »
Anything you want to know?  We turn bowls and make hatchet/tool handles with it.

The pith does tend to split.

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Re: Yellow birch
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2018, 07:51:03 PM »
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Does it twist when it dries?
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Re: Yellow birch
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2018, 07:54:15 PM »
Some I suppose, but that isn't something I care too much about it for bowls and handles, so if yours twists all up keep me in mind!

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Re: Yellow birch
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2018, 07:00:53 AM »
Seen some that would twist! Was so badly twisted couldnít split it with hammer and wedge, didnít even get used for firewood.
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Re: Yellow birch
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2018, 08:21:55 AM »
Y. birch is a hard, hard wood. Ideally it would be cut in the fall, end sealed, put on sticks in a shed for 2 years or more and then a kiln or heated building. It is by far the nicest of the birch.

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Re: Yellow birch
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2018, 08:38:56 AM »
This is the log

 

 

 
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Re: Yellow birch
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2018, 05:22:05 PM »
H.T.Cushman made "Maple" furniture for many years here in North Bennington. All made from Yellow Birch.
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Re: Yellow birch
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2018, 06:19:25 PM »
Looks like it was felled by beavers
Should make som wonderful stuff Bruno
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Re: Yellow birch
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2018, 06:24:11 PM »
Looks like it was felled by beavers
Should make som wonderful stuff Bruno
Beavers do a better job than many people.

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Re: Yellow birch
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2018, 12:47:42 PM »
When I was a much younger fella I was cutting firewood down in a tree guys log yard. I noticed how yellow this one log was but didnt think much about it. Turned out it was in a pile of his private logs. When he got back he turned a shade of red that rivaled that yellow wood. smiley_furious3 Fortunately for me, hes a pretty good guy and the source of many of my logs today. Nice log Bruno I always wanted to saw another one.
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