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    Question Japanese Lilac

    Has anyone worked with Japanese Lilac? I cut some large branches off an old tree and was wondering if I should save some pieces for projects. I might try to carve spoon or something like a Finnish kuksa.

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    haven't used it but keep some anyway as you never know it could make a brush or scales

    I kept some branches of a Jasmine tree I trimmed
    and it came surprisingly nice as scales, like a natural imitation ivory
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    looks like a nice looking wood this is all I could find on Lilac & assume Japanese is the same or similar

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    I have turned a Lilac brush handle before and the wood is much like a soft maple. Hang onto some for sure.
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    I made a kitchen spatula out of lilac 25 years ago and it is still beautiful and in perfect shape despite being used almost daily If I can figure out how to add a picture I will

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    Ok Im back after much travail I have donned my rightful persona and am bringing "hopefully" a picture Name:  lilacspoon.jpg
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