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    I rekon 99.9% of all my work is done on recycled wood.
    I collect it and get it delivered from friends who work in cabinet makers workshops and such like, All the wood is offcuts that is destined for the skip. Also i collect fallen branches in the local woods. I have a mate coming over today with 4 Mahogany pool table legs out of a skip he found. Result there.
    In 1 year of turning i have only ever paid for my wood twice, Once for the motorcycle headlight and once for the shallow form i did yesterday.
    Please pass the word.

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    Well done you!!! it's lovely to know that wood which would be discarded is being used to make such beautiful objects! bit like me with broken pottery!

    Also with everything you hear about woodland being cut down for commercial use etc, it's great to know that some wood is being recycled!
    Excellent!!!
    Diane
    Reach for the moon-if you miss-you'll still be amongst stars




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    • #3
      Originally posted by Moonbeam Angel View Post
      Well done you!!! it's lovely to know that wood which would be discarded is being used to make such beautiful objects! bit like me with broken pottery!

      Also with everything you hear about woodland being cut down for commercial use etc, it's great to know that some wood is being recycled!
      Excellent!!!
      Couldn't agree more!!

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      • #4
        Good for you. I also rarely buy wood. Another source is Freecycle as often people are cutting down trees from their gardens or pruning and just dump it. I got some nice Laburnum that way. Keep your eyes open for council workers as well as any you take saves them work dumping it. Make sure that you ask though as otherwise it is officially theft.

        Be careful with any wood from furniture as if it's older stuff the finish on it can be pretty nasty stuff. Good source of sustainable exotics though. Congtats on the mahogany pool legs, Should be a fair bit of wood in those for you. Will also be dry so ideal for boxes

        Pete
        "Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art" ... Leonardo Da Vinci
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        • #5
          Originally posted by V2Steve View Post
          I rekon 99.9% of all my work is done on recycled wood.
          I collect it and get it delivered from friends who work in cabinet makers workshops and such like, All the wood is offcuts that is destined for the skip. Also i collect fallen branches in the local woods. I have a mate coming over today with 4 Mahogany pool table legs out of a skip he found. Result there.
          In 1 year of turning i have only ever paid for my wood twice, Once for the motorcycle headlight and once for the shallow form i did yesterday.
          Feel free to come and chop my overgrown trees down - I think I may have enough for all the woodworkers in the country to share.
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          blog: http://www.1stuniquegifts.co.uk/blog

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