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    Default Anyone know any woodturners that might like some yew wood?

    The top 10 feet of my yew tree has died and I am having it pollarded. I have a friend who wants some for woodturning but most will get chipped. I haven't measured it but at a guess the trunk is 10" diameter and branches are 3 or 4".

    I don't know how good the wood is until it is cut but anyone local (to Leigh-on-Sea) is welcome to come and see. What isn't claimed on the day (3rd Sept) will be put through the chipper.

    PM me if of interest.

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    I always thought that yew posed a health hazard (and not only to French soldiers) but, according to this website, just about every wood I can think of does!
    'The lyf so short
    the arte so long to lerne.'

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    I think its the foliage that is poisonous.
    Last edited by Wunja; 14-08-12 at 13:54.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wunja View Post
    I think its the foliage that is poisonous.
    Everything about yew is poison but it makes great furniture


    I have made yew furniture but to far to fetch for me but Look to a few local craftman furniture makers they might even buy !

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    Quote Originally Posted by fergie_mac66 View Post
    Everything about yew is poison .................
    Personally I think Roger is a lovely chap ....................

    Sorry, couldn't resist ........... getting my coat ...........
    Life is just far far too short.
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