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I'm shopping for a scale for weighing roughed out bowls to monitor drying. What weight range and increment of measure do y'all find most useful.

Most kitchen scales I've found are around 10 lbs max in .1 oz increments. Some measure .01 oz increments but max at 2-4 lbs.
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big blanks I use an old set of bathroom scales. Accurate wieght is irrelevant, all you need is the loss. This pretty well covers every size for me, anything under about 10lbs I have a smaller scale.

Range would depend on your lathe capacity , I have couple of lathes, the biggest will swing 36", rarely go anywhere near that . But my bathroom scales will go to 180lbs in 1lb increments.

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Range would depend on your lathe capacity.
Good point. I'm working with 8"-12" bowls mostly.
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Bathroom scales works best for me I turn alot of big items

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Bonanza,
I bought a digital postal scale that goes up to 30 pounds. I actually bought it to weigh ebay items I was selling, but it works good for blanks also. I would think 30# would be plenty to cover decent sized roughed out bowls and the like.
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I use one of THESE from Harbor Freight. I'm sure I only paid $10 for it on sale.

Since I'm weighing rough turned bowls (not the square blanks from which they were turned), 11lbs is more than enough for my needs.

I leave it on the grams setting -- about 28 per ounce -- since all I'm looking at is whether the number changes or stays the same between weighings.

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