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Cedar of Lebanon

Postby davestovell » Thu Aug 20, 2009 12:02 pm

My neighbours Cedar of Lebanon has just shed a rather large limb, is it any good for turning?
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Re: Cedar of Lebanon

Postby Robin Fawcett » Thu Aug 20, 2009 5:42 pm

Try it...
Got a lovely smell.
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Re: Cedar of Lebanon

Postby Bob_Fleet » Thu Aug 20, 2009 5:51 pm

I've kept a bag of the shavings from some just for the smell.
Almost as good as olive wood for the smell, as for walnut...

It turns like pine wood and quite long grain.
Nice colour too.

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Re: Cedar of Lebanon

Postby Nicola Wood » Thu Aug 20, 2009 7:00 pm

Mmmmm we used to keep some little blocks to drop on the top of the Rayburn as room fresheners. Good for clearing the smell of wet dog!
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Re: Cedar of Lebanon

Postby SeanHellman » Fri Aug 21, 2009 6:04 pm

I had the top of a 300 year old Atlas cedar, the smell can be a bit over powering at times, actually very overpowing. The one thing to watch out for is resin coming out of the end grain. This can happen months after finishing and it will spoil a danish oil and wax finish. The wood works well and can gum up tools a bit.
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