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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2004 2:35 pm 
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Location: Fort Worth (Cultural District)
I'm a big fan of Howard Garret and often listen to his radio program while woodturning in my garage. Any gardening I do (which aint much) is organic.
I often drive around my neighborhood (Arlington Heights in Ft. Worth) looking for storm damaged wood and pruned tree pieces which fit my rather limited range of useable wood for turning. I've made goblets, boxes and other items out of wood from the neighborhood and am always looking for more. Anyone with interesting stuff, let me know.
In the last month, I have found a huge walnut tree (the tree service had already hauled off everything I could have handled and left behind some 18" thick trunk sections which I couldn't even budge. Just yesterday I picked up some pecan from a spring pruning project, some unidentified fruitwood and several pieces of crepe myrtle.
I have some of my work visible online at http://www.fwculture.info/jim/index.htm
My work includes samples from milenium tornado damage in cedar and pecan, a few items from construction debris collected at the Amon Carter Museum remodel as well as various sycamore pieces. I even turn things out of old fence posts sometimes. I hate to see trees cut down or even trimmed back, but when it happens we really shouldn't let the wood go to waste.

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JimEd

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2004 5:34 pm 
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You have some great looking stuff! Welcome & hope you enjoy yourself.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2004 7:48 pm 
Well come on in and make yourself comfortable!

Thanks for sharing your pictures your work is truly beautiful.

You will find everyone here to always be ready and sincerely eager to help. - Susan


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2004 7:49 pm 
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Not sure why I showed up as "guest" ....thought I was logged in.

I'm greenacres --Welcome again. - Susan

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2004 8:37 am 
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Wow!!

I love your wood work. Do you ever sell any of it?

Welcome to the Dirtdoctor, I am sure you will feel at home here in no time. I know I did.

Kelly


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PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2004 4:27 pm 
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Howdy JimEd and welcome.

JimEd is a double first name so are you a "RedNeck" from the South? Just teas'n. :roll:

I belong to Handyman Club of America and they have a site much like this one except they do not have a gardening forum.

What I'd like to do, with your permission, is to post your site over there in the Woodworking section. I think you and your work needs to be known.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 15, 2004 6:20 am 
I've been trying to find some info online about the use of crepe myrtle for woodworking projects. Is the wood hard enough to be used for making canes or walking sticks? Thanks,


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 15, 2004 4:15 pm 
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JimEd Clark and kjones,

I've reposted your inquiries and home web page regarding uses of Crepe Myrtle wood at the www.HandymanClub.com discussion board to see what kind of responces we can come up with for ya'll.

Ya'll can visit there as a guest and you'll find the question on the WoodWorking Topic Forum. That site does not have a very good garden section but is great on Handyman stuff.

I've never tried this interactive posting before but let's give it a try.

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JimEd, truly a name worth for a Foat Wuth resident (native?). :lol:

Welcome to the forums!

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