The huge yew tree...

25 July 2017, Woodturning in practice, Would you like to leave a comment?

This large yew tree had to be felled, due to it pushing against a wall beside a churchyard. Luckily I’ve managed to acquire the complete tree, including the larger branches too.

The top image shows the trunk being unloaded – measuring about three feet across, there’s potential from some impressive designs…


Cutting up the smaller branches. It’s not often I use pieces this small, however I have a need for some three inch thick boards (mainly pepper mills and tea light holders)…



Many thanks to Tree On The Hill furniture (formerly DF Timber) for letting me use their sawmill. These branches are a little too large for my band saw!...


Some of the freshly cut boards…


Next job will be cutting up the main trunk - however this will have to wait, as I’m off for a well deserved holiday. See you in two weeks time!

Jonathan Leech

Written by Jonathan Leech

Jonathan Leech is a woodturner working and living in Cumbria. He specialises in making bowls, dishes and platters from local sustainably sourced timber. Read more or about Jonathan or see a selection of his work.

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