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post #1 of 10 Old 11-22-2009, 10:01 PM Thread Starter
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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.
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Even though that tree wasn't as big as you expected I'd say you made a pretty good score! I like the bowl as well. I love turning walnut!
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That's a nice haul John. Hope you'll post a better pic of the bowl after it's dried out and finished.

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I will post a photo yesterday. I decided last night to add a detail to the sides. I may get to do that tonight after I get back from the club meeting. If not it will be later this week since I have to drive to N. Georgia on Tuesday.
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find that is some nice blanks . The bowl in was it made from the same load or from some earlyer find.

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The bowl was made from the last piece I cut yesterday. I decided I simply had to turn some of it to show people what it will look like. Of course that's, what it will look like if I turn it. :)
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WOW,nice haul.looks like you've been pretty busy on the ole band saw.

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Wow, that is an awesome score! I am jealous. Nice job on the bowl.

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Nice chunks of walnut John.
Everytime I get some local stuff, the dark area is lucky to be half the diameter. The bowl looks nice. Post some pics when it dries. Curious to see how much it moves. Always fun.
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Mike The bowl is dry and not real movement to speak of. Of course on this shape you won't see it very noticeably. I'll try to get a photo tomorrow but I have a really busy day at work so I might not get one.
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