Try Something New
I was in Oklahoma City last weekend at a grand opening event for a new Rockler store. While I was there hanging out with woodworkers and shooting the breeze about projects and tools (is there a better way to spend a Saturday?), I noticed several large boards of Osage orange lumber. In about 40 years of woodworking, I have used Osage orange exactly once: I made a bowl from it that I thought turned out exceedingly well. But looking at those boards in the store inspired me to get my hands on some of that lumber and build a project.
Which is where you come in. Have any of you in the Weekly faithful used Osage orange to make a project? If so, what do I need to know about it? (As always, if you have a picture, send it to us!) When I manage to complete this new adventure, I will share a photo or two and my impressions. Until then, keep on making sawdust!
Rob Johnstone, Woodworker’s Journal
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