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    Help with bottom on 2nd bowl.

    I have completed turning the inside of this Timberstrand bowl, but I am having a hard time deciding whether to have a footed bottom or flat? Here are some pics. The bowl is 9 3/4" wide and 2 3/4" tall without the tenon/foot. The tenon is 3 1/4" wide and 3/8" tall.

    Recommendations greatly appreciated!
    Keith
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    Nice bowl! I think it would look good with a foot. Hey, you can always turn it off later if you don't like it

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    I like foots. Keep it.
    What is timberstrand? Is it another name for OSB?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    I like foots. Keep it.
    What is timberstrand? Is it another name for OSB?
    LSL, or laminated strand lumber. Developed by TrusJoist, now owned by Weyerhaeuser and marketed under iLevel. Find more info here.

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    Timberstrand

    Rennie,

    Nice to know there is another turner among iLevel! I work in the Federal Way WTC Materials Test Lab. The blank for this bowl came from a 24" x 10' iLevel Shear Brace wall we tested for code.

    Keith

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    I normally like a foot on this size bowl but with this wood I think it is a bit to much. The wood is already busy enough, the foot is a bit distracting. IMO. In this case I would go footless in Tacoma !

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    That is a very nice looking bowl. I think you could go either way with the foot. I think it looks good as is or would look good with the foot taken off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rennie Heuer View Post
    LSL, or laminated strand lumber. Developed by TrusJoist, now owned by Weyerhaeuser and marketed under iLevel. Find more info here.

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    Interesting. When I run out of real wood I might try some.
    Wonder if it will take dyes.

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    The way I do mine is if it's used for basically show I like a foot cause it makes it look like it's floating over the table, but if it's for use I turn the foot off it makes it more stable & less likely to tip over IMHO.

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    I'm usually a "no foot" kind of guy, but I think this bowl would look nice with a foot that's about half as tall as it is in the pics.
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