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Free wood, where's the pics?

Ok, all of you that received free wood from me, you've had enough time. Where are the pics? Those of you who already posted are excused
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That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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Steve, sorry I havn't posted any pics. We are leaving on vacation in 2 days. I have been busy with that the past few days.
We are driving to Fla and will be stopping at the Houston woodcraft. I want to pick up the jig for making bottle stoppers and try a few of those with the wood you sent. As soon as we get back in 3 to 4 weeks I hope to turn some bottle stoppers. As soon as I do I will post some pics. Thanks again for the nice box of wood, I appreciate it.

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Ok, all of you that received free wood from me, you've had enough time. Where are the pics? Those of you who already posted are excused
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Woo Hoo, I'm excused!!! I'll get something else turned and posted before long. I have one of the burls set aside for a small lidded box. I'm just not comfortable enough with hollowing to mount it to the lathe and risk desroying it.

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Steve, sorry I havn't posted any pics. We are leaving on vacation in 2 days. I have been busy with that the past few days.
We are driving to Fla and will be stopping at the Houston woodcraft. I want to pick up the jig for making bottle stoppers and try a few of those with the wood you sent. As soon as we get back in 3 to 4 weeks I hope to turn some bottle stoppers. As soon as I do I will post some pics. Thanks again for the nice box of wood, I appreciate it.
Where do you plan to buy your stopper hardware from? I highly reccomend the ruth niles stoppers and the mandrel she sells.

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Guilty as charged ... but I don't have any stopper kits (or mandrel) yet. I'll be getting some of the Ruth Niles SS stoppers in a few days (just have to wait for some incoming paypals to arrive)

Not to mention a couple of days back my friend next door left me several big pieces of an apple tree he took down, no way I could resist the lure of that. Turned one piece into a natural edged bowl ... I was up to my knees in shavings

(It's still very wet -- I have to wait for it to dry out some before sanding and finishing.)

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yea im guilty but i have good reasons
every year we have my family reunion at my home so you can imagine getting things prepared
also i am the maintianance director at a small water park and we open the middle of may and you cannot imagine how much work there is
you sent me a piece of chinese elm i think i wanna make a goblet or a box out of it.i just dont wanna mess it up
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No guilt necessary guys, just checking in.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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No guilt necessary guys, just checking in.
i was afraid you were gonna come take it back away if i didnt use
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Please excuse Steve from his bottle stopper assignment this week - he's in the middle of a large oak log at the moment, making it round and hollow.
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You're excused ;-)

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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Sawdust here is the bowl I showed you Sunday. This is some Claro walnut that I got from Sawdust a few months back. This is some pretty wood. It's not quite done as far as the finish goes. There's around 5 coats of walnut oil on it and I want to put 2 or 3 more on. Then I will buff it out. Nice stuff. 10" x 1.5"
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Did somebody say "free wood" did I miss something? I want free wood too!!!
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Vio, yeah, you missed it. I had some excess stopper blanks in a bunch of mixed species I was giving for postage. A while back I also swapped/gave away some surplus blanks. The bowl Prestonbill posted was from that swap. Stay tuned, there will probably be more in the future.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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Bill, that bowl almost looks even better in the pic than in person ;-)

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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that walnut is some pretty wood. Thanks
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Yeah Bill. That bowl is a beaut!
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my first ever stopper

I finally got all the stars aligned -- my shipment of Ruth Niles bottle stoppers arrived, I got the chuck and drill bit (not that the one Penn State ship with the chuck is actually the best size to use, according to all the reviews on their site ), and I got the day off work

This is the first chunk of wood I pulled out from the box Sawdustfactory sent me -- I believe it's maple, but feel free to correct me. Gave it the CA treatment and ran it through the micromesh grits, finishing off with the ultra-gloss polish.

ps. some of you with eagle-eyes may recognize the wine bottle as Two-buck Chuck ... meaning it cost about a third of what I paid for the stainless steel stopper that's plugging it
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Looks good. I sent you that chunk and I can't tell you what it is. ;-0 Maple or elm.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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