Re: grinders - sharpening - Sourwood


Owen chimes in with what I've been hunting for. That ebay ad tells me that I
need to grab a couple pieces out of that logger's pile.

Here in the Charlotte, NC area Sourwoods are common and simply beautiful in
the fall. Crazy crooked tree with brillant red leaves and dangling flowers -
loved by some kind of caterpillar big-time.

Thanks, Owen.

"Owen Lowe" <onlnlowe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> In article <1130194918.205380.87320@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
> nailshooter41@xxxxxxx wrote:
>> PS: What is sourwood? What part of the country are they in?
>> Hardwood? Softwood?
> According to the Eastern Region Audubon Society Field Guide to North
> American Trees, the Sourwood is a member of the Heath Family and also
> goes by the names of Sorrel-tree and Lily-of-the-valley-tree. Grows to
> about 50' and 1' in diameter. Native range is from Mason-Dixon line
> southward to NW Florida, Mississippi and Alabama. Attractive ornamental
> with its name referring to the "acid taste of the foliage, although
> Sourwood honey is esteemed. Abundant in Great Smoky Mountains National
> Park."
> Here's an eBay listing (pretty wood, in my opinion):
> <
> 1235>
> --
> Owen Lowe
> Northwest Woodturners,
> Cascade Woodturners,
> Pacific Northwest Woodturning Guild
> ___
> Tips fer Turnin': Pour your end-grain sealer into a clean, wide-mouth
> clothes detergent bottle. The lid makes a handy dipping container for
> your brush and the leftovers will drain back into the bottle when you
> recap the jug.