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a trip to the logging lumberyard

Today I took my old timer buddy from around the corner and fellow woodturner's clubmember to a local lumberyard that sells nice turning blanks. They cut down their own trees and keep some nice domestic blanks around, along with kiln dried flatstock. Here's what I bought today: The walnut crotch is pretty large, I should be able to get two 16" bowls from the crotch area. The cherry crotches will yield one large or two smaller bowls each. The other blanks are cherry, ambrosia maple, and hard figured maple. The most expensive one was the walnut at $35. I got a total of twelve blanks for $174 with tax. Fun place to go shopping, and fun way to spend a rainy day.
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Can't wait to see what some of those pieces turn into.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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Looks awesome. Really nice buy!!!
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Nice Mike. I know they'll turn (no pun intended) into something awesome. I'll patiently be waiting to see what!
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Can't wait to see what some of those pieces turn into.
Don't know what he will come up with,but I'm bettin iys gonna be some REAL nice work

God Bless all
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whats the little engine for?

I cut it 3 times..... and it's still too short.

Dont go ninja'ing anybody that dont need no ninja'ing...
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Nice haul!

I, too, look forward to the finished pieces.

Dry?

p

...ever notice how "I'm sorry" and "I apologize" mean the same thing, unless you are at a funeral..?
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The wood is wet. If I get a chance this weekend, I'll cut it into round bowl blanks and get them ready to rough turn. Then they will be banished to paper shopping bags for a few months.
The little engine is from an old hodaka 100 motorcycle. The rest of the bike was junk and not worth rebuilding. So when I was recently cleaning up, I took the sawzall to it and saved the engine.
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that's some gorgeous looking material, looking forward to seeing what you find hidden inside

Please visit my website, Fruit of the Lathe
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