Ideas for use of wood

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Dannytsg

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Oct 18, 2008
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So this morning I was taking the dog on a walk through our local woodland and came across a pile of trees that had been cut down and just discarded amongst other woodland.

I had a little look and found a lovely 8 foot sapling that was still nice and green so I've decided to use it for some wood work.

I've already designated some of it to making a simple hiking stick for y wife but need suggestions on what to use the rest for.

Here are some pictures thus far.





So as you can see I've already cut a stripped the stick and it has a lovely mottled effect to the wood.

What could I do with the other bit?
 

Nagual

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Jun 5, 2007
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Can't tell from the pic, is it ash or willow maybe? An eight foot piece could make a nice walking staff, maybe with a woodspirit or two on it as Mesquite suggested.
 

Dannytsg

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Oct 18, 2008
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To be honest I couldn't tell you what it is but my first thought was willow.

I may have a go at wood spirits and see how I fair with it.
 

John Fenna

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Oct 7, 2006
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Straight bits like those you have are for walking poles, tripod legs or hanging rails over a fire (some get decorated - some do not): bigger bits go for knife/tool handles, spoons and spatulas : bigger bits for Kuksas or bowls bigger than that and I am thinking firewood :)
 

Androo

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Dec 8, 2010
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Maybe a bit big for Tent/Tarp Pegs? If there is more the thinner bits should be perfect for these, and always good practice for spirals and other adornments.
 

Dean

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When I get wood I know just what I can do with it!
Straight bits like those you have are for walking poles, tripod legs or hanging rails over a fire (some get decorated - some do not): bigger bits go for knife/tool handles, spoons and spatulas : bigger bits for Kuksas or bowls bigger than that and I am thinking firewood :)
I like you thinking there John, a good list of suggestions.
 

Stringmaker

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Sep 6, 2010
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From the description and the photo it looks a bit like hazel?

If so, you have a perfect combination for making yourself a drill and hearth and trying the joys of bow drill fire making.