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    Half Price Sale

    Steve's post about rough-turning a bowl too thin prompted me to show you one of my latest. This is a shallow cherry bowl that I roughed too thin, so by the time I got it trued back up after drying, it was getting kind of thin. It developed a crack along the edge during the process; I should have been using my bowl steady because the vibrations did it in. Anyway, I decided to trim a couple inches off the edge to get rid of the crack. Obviously, it didn't go as planned:

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    It's a shame, since this was a very pretty piece of cherry crotch wood. I'm thinking of displaying this one in my booth at the next show. Should be good as a conversation starter.
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    It's in two pieces, so do you get twice as much for it???
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    Nothing was said about a trip to the ER - so I assume you were able to stay out of the way! It's a shame when that happens - but it does. I posted about my 'D' save because I had just turned another maple - again roughed out to thin - and I ended up taking it off the lathe and throwing it out into the garage. No sense wasting time trying to turn something you know is going to blow up on you!

    Glad you didn't get hurt! And I agree - this would make a great conversation starter if it was displayed in your booth!
    Steve

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    Whoa, had some bad flashbacks when I see a broken plate like that. Almost made me duck (again).
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    No worries, I was well out of the line of fire since I knew pieces of the rim would eventually come off, and the speed wasn't real high. (Still woulda left a mark, though.) Didn't expect it to break in half, though.

    Jonathan, I can see some merit in your argument. Perhaps I should say two for the price of one?
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    Mount it...art! Sculpture....charge 3X regular

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    I've done that a few times myself. Always seems to happen to a turning or wood that you like. Mitch

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    Half price? I'll take it.

    I'll give you 200 Hungarian Forint....shipped. Deal?
    Thanks, Mark.

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    Rename it the Vincent van Gogh platter and double the price.

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    Must be that time of year or something...I had the same thing happen with a vase yesterday!!!

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