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post #41 of 52 Old 03-04-2012, 10:35 PM
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Tyler and Robert, yours are packed and will go out in tomorrow's mail via Large Flat Rate box which is about $15 and I would appreciate a small contribution to my bubble-wrap/packing fund, so make it a round $20.

If anybody else wants any, say so. I saw a couple of posts on my "visitors comments" thing but I'm old and persnickety and do not respond to things that make this seem like a facebook page. If you want'm say so here on the thread.

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I hate being a begger, but I'd love some blanks. Can't beat prices like that. Just let me know what info you need and where to send the money and I'll get it to you. Fair warning: I have yet to even attempt a bowl or platter, so I can't say they won't explode (like a very unfortunate segmented bottle stopper I attempted)
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I hate being a begger, but I'd love some blanks. Can't beat prices like that. Just let me know what info you need and where to send the money and I'll get it to you. Fair warning: I have yet to even attempt a bowl or platter, so I can't say they won't explode (like a very unfortunate segmented bottle stopper I attempted)
I'll send you a couple if you want but for a pure newbie, I really don't recommend them since they are segmented and have hard and soft woods and require some technique. You'd be better off starting turning green wood while you learn to use the lathe tools.

Again, I WILL send'm if you really want.

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Green wood is better to start with? I was under the impression it was easier to start with dry wood, since the green stuff has a nasty habit of cracking and warping. My ignorance strikes again! I shall search for something green. Don't suppose you know a good place to find it do ya? Oh, now that I think about it, the city just cut down a few trees that were interfering with the power lines not far from my house. I bet they left some pieces I could "borrow".
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Green wood is better to start with? I was under the impression it was easier to start with dry wood, since the green stuff has a nasty habit of cracking and warping. My ignorance strikes again! I shall search for something green. Don't suppose you know a good place to find it do ya? Oh, now that I think about it, the city just cut down a few trees that were interfering with the power lines not far from my house. I bet they left some pieces I could "borrow".
The TURNING of green is easy (much easier than dried wood) BUT ... you DO have to learn about the care and feeding of partially turned green blanks. Trick is to turn to more than final thickness then put in paper bag for a couple of months, then turn to final. There are tons of threads discussing that here, and even more over on the wood turning resource forum.

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itchytoe soft wood is easy too.you can get scrap pieces and turn it to practice
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If you want some nice green turning blanks these guys do a real nice job, they also have some good tutorials on turning green wood on their site. Their service is also second to none.
http://www.turningblanks.net/servlet/StoreFront
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Oh, now that I think about it, the city just cut down a few trees that were interfering with the power lines not far from my house. I bet they left some pieces I could "borrow".
Try to find out where they take the wood -- we have a town "composting facility" where all brushwood, trees, trimmings, etc, is taken.

Making friends with the tree-trimming and -felling crew is always worthwhile, I got a few nice pieces that way.

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Tyler and Robert, your blanks went out today. I should have pointed out that I always make "pedestal" bowls, so I glue a 3/4" piece on the bottom. You don't have to do that but the bottoms aren't very thick in the center, so be careful.

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Hey Paul, I just wanted to let you know i got the blanks in the mail today. they look great, i'll likely start turning them in a week or two. thanks alot!

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That's totally cool, one fellow wood worker helping another. Kudos to Paul.

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Hey Paul, I just wanted to let you know i got the blanks in the mail today. they look great, i'll likely start turning them in a week or two. thanks alot!
Great. Hope those pedastal bottoms won't be a pain for you.

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paul i got mine today too and i cant wait to do something with them.these are awesome
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