Turning Archive 2004

Subject:
box elder fading

John Lucas
>I've only turned a few pieces of Osage Orange and Box Elder. One of my friends who is a professional woodworker says he won't work with either one because the customer buys these woods for their color and he doesn't want them to be disappointed when the color changes.

I know Binh Pho air brushes the red in his box elder because the air brush color won't fade.

My question is how soon does it fade. I know Osage orange gradually changes to a yellowish brown over about 3 years.

the reason I'm asking is I have access to a box elder log and would like to turn it but I don't want to sell it and have a customer come back unhappy.

© 1998 - 2017 by Ellis Walentine. All rights reserved.
No parts of this web site may be reproduced in any form or by
any means without the written permission of the publisher.

WOODCENTRAL, P.O. BOX 493, SPRINGTOWN, PA 18081