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Can anyone comment on the suitability of box elder wood for carving? I have access to a fair amount that will end up on a burn pile if not salvaged.

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I don't know how it carves but if it is flaming box elder it is some mighty beautiful wood, some folks love to turn it and make other things with it.
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Can anyone comment on the suitability of box elder wood for carving? I have access to a fair amount that will end up on a burn pile if not salvaged.

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Skip, I carved this noggin from kiln-dried box elder. It's hard stuff to carve but it carves well. Need good sharp tools and a lot of elbow grease.



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Thanks for the replies. Terry....that is a beautiful piece of work. Where in Michigan?
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Thanks for the replies. Terry....that is a beautiful piece of work. Where in Michigan?
Thanks Skip. I think if you want to carve this stuff, unless it's green, you should use tools sharpened for hardwood carving. I'm between Holland, Zeeland, and Grand Haven.
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Box Elder is in the Maple family and as it drys out it gets very hard.
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