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post #1 of 9 Old 01-16-2013, 09:27 AM Thread Starter
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Guess What I Got?

A piece of cedar,4"x8"x16' long,given to me.Now all I must do is cut it up,then turn some bowls. Eat your hearts out (just a joke on that last statement;Mack
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post #2 of 9 Old 01-16-2013, 10:21 AM
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nice chunk of wood ya got there
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nice chunk of wood ya got there
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Yep, nice wood!
Oughta make your shop smell nice for a while.
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*sigh*...another complimentry....."You Suck"......lol
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Looks good Mac,
post some pics when you start turning it.
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Looks good Mac,
post some pics when you start turning it.
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I will post some pictures,when I turn.First I will waite till the mositure goes down some.Its at 18 % now.Mack
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I'll let you have it. Cedar is not my favorite wood. It cracks too easily. Often has windshake inside. It's beautiful when turned but as soon as you put finish on the colors lose their brightness.
Granted years ago I would have killed for a piece of wood like that, but now I've learned to find and cut up better woods so I just stay away from it. In fact I was looking for a piece of wood my dry wood pile and found a cedar bowl blank that I had forgotten about. I may turn it. I have an idea I want to try related to bleaching the wood to try and get the bright colors back. I tried bleaching a cedar bowl once and cracked into 10 pieces right before my eyes when I applied the bleach. Apparently the bleach penetrated too rapidly and expanded some wood while the rest was still dry and it cracked. Next time I'm going to try and dunk the bowl in a bucket of water to wet the whole thing and then apply the bleach.
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... dunk the bowl ...
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