September 20, 2021

Woody Woodworking

and its tools

Sawing an ugly box elder log to find hidden treasure

1 min read

I got my hands on some box elder logs from an unhealthy tree that was going to come down eventually. Fortunately, that’s the best kind of box elder for woodworkers. In this video, I’ll saw open some ugly firewood-sized logs on the bandsaw to reveal some beautifully figured and colored flame-figured wood.

The first project I made with this wood, after drying and testing the stability, was a banana holder. I top-coated with satin polyurethane, but strengthened the wood first by thinning some epoxy 50% with alcohol and letting it soak in. That was probably an unnecessary step, but it’s an option if you even think a piece of wood is too soft.

Here are a few links for more information about box elder:

Box Elder


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Box_Elder

This is the moisture meter I used: https://amzn.to/3hnlYvC

You can buy Pentacryl here: https://www.preservation-solutions.com/product/pentacryl/

Here are some more pictures of the banana hanger: https://www.instagram.com/p/CTLIIv1LDXE/

You can see pictures of other things I’ve built on Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/thesnekkershow/

This video is not sponsored. I paid for everything, and used my own time.

Woodworking News Source: The Snekker Show

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