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What do YOU do with your corners?

So when you cut your bowl/platter blanks round, you get four "corner" pieces every time. Do they go right to your burn pile?
I've made bottle stoppers, pen blanks and tops from them, but I'm looking for other ideas.

Last year I took some Paduk corners and sanded them into right angles, cut off the long thin ends and glued them back to back with a contrasting wood strip to make a new bowl blank. Sure it was small, but Paduk is too cool and too expensive to burn.



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What do YOU folks do with the cutoffs?
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Depends. If big enough I save em for stoppers, pens, etc. if small enough I just turn em off on the lathe.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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I guess it's the "etc" detail I'm wondering about.
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Etc - keychains, bookmarks, golf tools, fridge magnets, tops, jewelry, inlays,...you know, etc! ;-)

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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Etc - keychains, bookmarks, golf tools, fridge magnets, tops, jewelry, inlays,...you know, etc! ;-)
Golf tools?

Learning more about tools everyday
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PSI or Craftsupplies has a ball marker/ball mark repair tool that you provide the turned little button for.

Here's a link: http://www.woodturnerscatalog.com/st...ll_marker?Args=

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...

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lol dont cut them off and theres no worry about what to do with them...lol of course youll talk with a stutter after turning a bowl from a square.. but it will go away after a couple days... lol
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Zacker, once you get beyond about 8" diameters that would mean wasting some good chunks of wood. If it's in any way exotic or expensive, I just can't do that. Brain just doesn't let me work that way. Yankee ways just won't fade, even though I've been in NC for 15 years now.
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Ok I don't turn wood but here is a random suggestion and I am probably way off but could they be shaped into guitar picks?
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Zacker, once you get beyond about 8" diameters that would mean wasting some good chunks of wood. If it's in any way exotic or expensive, I just can't do that. Brain just doesn't let me work that way. Yankee ways just won't fade, even though I've been in NC for 15 years now.

yeah, youre right... and like i said, with the bumping going on trying to turn a big square round, youll end up with a headache, a stutter and maybe even a limp....lol.
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Ok I don't turn wood but here is a random suggestion and I am probably way off but could they be shaped into guitar picks?

yeah, im sure you can get a good amount of picks from them..
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