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Ideas for this thing?

This is a chunk of Pepper tree that has some flaws obviously, but I don't want to resaw it into pen blanks. I would like to turn a bowl or something that uses the whole thing. I sort of see how I think I want to turn it, but some of you out there can tell me if it's a bad idea based on experience. Asking a lot I realize because you are very limited by looking at one-dimensional pics.

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put some embedding resin in the holes and cracks then turn pot purea maybe

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oh good morning texas

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You crack me up Woody. I like your positive attitude and sense of humor. Too many do not have one. Derailing my own thread as usual . . . .

. . . what is "pot purea"?
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Depending on how dry your pepper wood is leave the cracks and voids so the wood looks peppery, well character. Leave the bowl about 5/8 to 3/4" thick until it is dry enough than turn it to its final size and finish. A lot of turners will leave the imperfection in the wood. If after your turn the initial bowl you notice cracks fill them with your least favorite glue CA to keep the cracks from getting larger. I am not an expert on speed drying so someone else may want to guide your on this part. I guess if I had the burl I would make a couple of bottle stopper or a couple of eggoscopes (kaleidoscope shaped like an egg). On these two project I would fill-in the voids, but a bowl is the better choice.
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What size is it? It certainly looks like bowl potential. If you start turning it as is you'd better get use to turning air.

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a pot purea a bowl with a metal sculpted lid .You put dried rose petals or cedar shavings in and drip scent in .I really dont no a lot about them but the ladies luv em
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. . . what is "pot purea"?

I think he is referring to potpourri.



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[COLOR=black][FONT=Verdana]Depending on how dry your pepper wood is leave the cracks and voids so the wood looks peppery, well character.
I haven't stuck the meter in it but I can tell it's at EMC it's very dry. It was several years old the guy said and I got it two years ago now probably. Thanks for the ideas.


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What size is it?
It's nearly a 6" cube. 6 x 6 x 5.5 thick.

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I think he is referring to potpourri.
Yeah, I gathered that too, soon as I seen the vessel.

I knew most of the European governments have instituted austerity programs, but I didn't know they had done it down under too. I sure wish the Aussies would let their people have their punctuation and spelling back. Woody seems like salt of the earth, but he sure is very hard to read sometimes.

Woody, we're probably heading for austerity here in the states pretty soon too, but for now we have tons of punctuation still in stock. I'm gonna loan you some periods and comma's below and any time you need one just come back to this thread and copy as many as you need. On the house.

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I went lite on the exclamation points because they get overused.

They are more expensive too. But, here's the question you need to clear up.

What's the difference between "these"...and 'these'?






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Being a beginner too, I don't think I'd make anything with it just yet. I've had too many catches on rough grain and cracks that I think I'm a little gun shy. But then you're a little more daring than I am too. Good luck.
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What's the difference between "these"...and 'these'?
I couldn't resist responding to this question either. Which set you use is determined by the amount of emphasis you want to put on the word(s) within. Double quotes trumps single quotes. But then again, I really don't know what I'm talking about!!!!!!!!!!
Sorry, overuse of the " ! ". Just put it on my bill.
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What's the difference between "these"...and 'these'?
One is 'these feet', the other is "these inches."


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