Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Baxter, Tennessee
Non turners don't know how to measure a tree. A friend called and said he was taking down an 18" Walnut tree. When I got there it was about 12 to 14". I took it anyway. I spent the afternoon cutting some of it up. I plan to take the blanks to our local club tomorrow night and the rest to Club in Dalton,Ga where I'm demonstrating on Tuesday.
After cutting all this up into blanks I couldn't stand it so I turned on. I haven't done a square sided bowl in a while so I thought I would do that. It came out pretty nice. I put a layer of finish on and put it in a paper sack to dry for a day or so. It might not need that but it has a small knot in one side and I left the wings a little thicker than the body because the bark was kind of fragile.
I still have about 3 times that amount left. I probably won't get to it for a while.