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    Well, you don't win them all.....

    ....... I was trying to scratch an itch and do some turning, I found this roughed out and dried Oak blank on the shelf........

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    You can see how much it shrank while drying (Hey Drew, take note!!) look how oval shaped that tenon is

    I tried, I really, really tired........
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    ...... but it was just not going to make it, I should have left it a LOT thicker

    Here I'd still not got the outside near done, and look how thin it was.....

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    Yep, that one is on the burn pile

    Oh well, can't win them all......

    I did make a fine mess
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    I assume you were going for a NE bowl. But cutting the rim to the light, it wouldn't have made a nice bowl yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan Shively View Post
    I assume you were going for a NE bowl. But cutting the rim to the light, it wouldn't have made a nice bowl yet?
    about big enough to put a small handful of change in, a SMALL handful 
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
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    Now, THATS thin!

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    Stu it sure is thin. I have did that several times and it sucks.
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    Stu it seems like that's all i've been doing lately.Out of the last 5 i did that 4 times.. Ofcorse mine went all the was through.

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    Stu said
    Yep, that one is on the burn pile
    Sometimes the wood speaks to you. I think it said "I feel cold. Could you warm me up a little?"
    I love making wood spin while I poke it with sharp metal objects.

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    Stu I don't know do you think this one will warp when it drys? I have rough turned it a bit and had to leave the center in as i was a bit nervous about the chuck holding something as heavy as this It is still pretty wet. When i was finished I took a couple of older dry cylinders to play with and tried out the termite tool. Turned two box's for gifts. What do you think? not as thin walled as your is Stu but Give me time. I am actually looking for some Arbutus to turn as I have seen some real thin plates from our club. Here is a pic of one of them
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    Just remember, If you don't have a wood pile your not trying.
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