Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Cedar Gloat

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Tyler, Texas
    Posts
    336

    Cedar Gloat

    There was a large Cedar tree in the pasture behind my house near an old house place. The top had blown out of it and the 20 ft. tall forked stump was dead. I finally caught the old man at home and asked if I could cut it down for turning stodk. He was more than willing as he doesn't care much for Cedar trees, evidently. I also gave him a Cedar bowl that I had turned and he was tickled pink with it.

    I cut it down, got most of it cut up yesterday and finished today. The crotch portion of the two trunks was eaten up with big black Carpenter ants and it extended quite a ways up the largest fork. I probably had to throw away a third as much as I kept but I still got a bunch.

    Here it is Anchorsealed and partially loaded ready for storage.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Cedar Tree 002.jpg   Cedar Tree 001.jpg   Cedar Blanks 001.jpg   Cedar Blanks 002.jpg  
    Cody


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Catalunya
    Posts
    4,632
    Hi Cody.

    I think that you'll be bored to death to turn so many times the same type of wood. Why don't you send some pieces over here? After all same wood from same tree will lead to same bowls.

    Are you going into mass production??
    Best regards,
    Toni

    __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ _________________
    web site:http://www.toniciuraneta.com
    I also dream of a shop with north light where my hands can be busy, my soul rest and my mind wander...

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Mountain Home, Arkansas
    Posts
    11,833
    Quote Originally Posted by Toni Ciuraneta View Post
    Hi Cody.

    I think that you'll be bored to death to turn so many times the same type of wood. Why don't you send some pieces over here? After all same wood from same tree will lead to same bowls.

    Are you going into mass production??
    Toni, if he sends that, we are liable to put you in the poor house with all the shipping charges. At least, his would be lighter than the hunks of lead I'm sending.
    Last edited by Frank Fusco; 07-01-2008 at 10:34 PM.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    613
    Cody, lucky guy, I realise that I live on the wrong side of the pond.
    Ad

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Harvey, Michigan
    Posts
    687
    Congrats on the wood haul! Looking forward to seeing some really big bowls and hollow forms out of that stuff!
    Steve

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Goodland, Kansas
    Posts
    4,834
    Congrats Cody. You are going to like turning cedar as I do. It also makes the shop smell good.
    Bernie W.

    Retirement: Thats when you return from work one day
    and say, Hi, Honey, Im home forever.

    To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Tokyo Japan
    Posts
    15,807
    Yep, that qualifies as a "Haul"

    I'm sure you will get some nice turning out of that stock!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    ABQ NM
    Posts
    30,020
    Great haul, Cody. You won't be having a moth problem in the shop for a long, long time.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

    workingwoods.com

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Catalunya
    Posts
    4,632
    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    Toni, if he sends that, we are liable to put you in the poor house with all the shipping charges. At least, his would be lighter than the hunks of lead I'm sending.

    Frank, you scare me to death! BTW How do you plan lead?? With a laminating roller?
    Best regards,
    Toni

    __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ _________________
    web site:http://www.toniciuraneta.com
    I also dream of a shop with north light where my hands can be busy, my soul rest and my mind wander...

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Mountain Home, Arkansas
    Posts
    11,833
    Quote Originally Posted by Toni Ciuraneta View Post
    Frank, you scare me to death! BTW How do you plan lead?? With a laminating roller?
    Actually, the lead I'm sending you planes quite nicely. Do wear a mask, some folks are sensitive to the dust. Hopefully, I'll get it out today.

Similar Threads

  1. Red Cedar
    By Cynthia White in forum Carpentry and Construction
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 07-23-2010, 09:26 PM
  2. A little cedar box
    By Chuck Ellis in forum Lathe Project Showcase
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 03-18-2009, 01:19 AM
  3. Lathe motor question and gloat..UPDATED NOT A GLOAT ANYMORE
    By Jeff Bower in forum General Woodturning Q&A
    Replies: 28
    Last Post: 05-20-2008, 07:17 PM
  4. and some more in cedar
    By Bill Pealer in forum Lathe Project Showcase
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-01-2008, 01:20 AM
  5. Lathe Upgrade - Product Gloat, but not Price Gloat
    By Thomas Smith in forum Turning Tool Questions and Show & Tell
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 05-09-2007, 08:11 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •