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20150406_214346Yesterday, my brother decided to borrow my chainsaw and prune the hell out of a willow tree. I asked if I could have a couple of the logs.

Coincidentally, I needed to slightly prune a camellia tree yesterday, as it was interfering with a fence panel. Here are the results. The willow is on the left, the camellia on the right.

I’m planning on throwing them up into the shed’s rafters and forgetting about them for a year. I’m not sure what I can do with them. They are branch wood, and I’ve recently read that branch wood is notoriously difficult to work as, by its very nature, it often contains lines of tension that are released, and therefore distort it, when it is cut.

It might be good for turning tool handles, or perhaps for inlay. Any suggestions?

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