Bog Oak turning...

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Bog Oak turning...

Postby dan » Thu Dec 26, 2013 10:15 am

Ive happened across a number of logs of bog oak that a farmer has thrown to the side of a number of his fields, has anyone tried to turn it on a pole lathe?
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Re: Bog Oak turning...

Postby Robin Fawcett » Mon Dec 30, 2013 9:53 am

No - but it'll be great to see the results...
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Re: Bog Oak turning...

Postby SeanHellman » Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:35 pm

Any results yet?

The bog oak I have used, mainly dry planks have been quite soft. Old normal oak is bloody hard, but turnable. Watch out for splitting and dry slowly.
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Re: Bog Oak turning...

Postby dougoutcanoe » Fri Sep 05, 2014 9:26 pm

Did you get anywhere with the bog oak turning?

I live in an area where the wood is frequently dug up by farmers while they plow.

I've collect a few pieces but not done anything with it yet.

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