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post #1 of 4 Old 03-24-2011, 09:48 PM Thread Starter
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6/4 x 9'' blanks good for anything?

not a serious turner but found a piece I can cut some birds eye pine into bigger chunks mostly 1 3/4" x 8-9". as it is really hard to find the cut and wastes alot wood, is there anything worth turning out of it and can you turn knots? if so then I can cut them longer
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Could turn shallow bowls or small platters out of that size. I've not tried turning knotty wood, but as long as they're tight and your tools are sharp I don't see why itwould be a problem.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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Absolutely, it could be good for something like this. I've turned wood with knots, not much fun, I'd rather they just fall out and leave a hole but that's just me.

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I've turned pine with knots quite a bit for some practice. For example gluing a few of them together to make a larger peice. But it turns quite well and personally didn't have a problem as long as my tools are sharp.
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