Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Eastern WA State
Since the purchase of my Grizzly lathe, I have been on the lookout for sources of wood to practice on.
I was at our local bowling alley for lunch today and as I am sitting there watching the bowlers, it hit me... Used bowling pins - which in my days as a firearms instructor I put to good use as long range targets.
Anyway, the manager fixed me up with a box of used pins and said go forth and create.
I understand they are made out of maple and have a tough plastic coating - which appears to be glued on.
Does anyone have any experience with using these for small projects, etc? What was the easiest way to strip off the plastic?
If this works out, I will have a virtual endless supply of hard maple for small projects.
Thanks for reading,