Rhododendron

Rhododendron is not usually a timber used for wood turning but with some large trunks being felled as part of the clearance, natural edge bowls have been turned to show the grain and colour.

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Rhododendron branches that have been left unmanaged for many years are very contorted and interwoven.  There are very few straight grain pieces or pieces of a suitable size for turning.

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With the rhododendron at Simons wood being over 60-70 years old, there are some large usable pieces of wood as shown above.  These will be shown later in turned items.