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Thread: I Think I Might Need a Bigger Lathe

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    I Think I Might Need a Bigger Lathe

    Might have bitten off more than I can chew with this one...

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    Actually, that piece is going to be a flatwork project in a year or two. While that's drying, I have this 2 1/2" thick offcut to work with on the lathe. I see a very nice feathered walnut platter coming out of this little leftover piece.

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    And for a sense of scale, here's a tape set at 21"...

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    There will still be a couple or more nice pieces left after I take the big platter out of the middle, too...

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    For a bit more on the story about this wood, see this thread...

    http://familywoodworking.org/forums/...ad.php?t=19444
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

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    Looking foward to seeing that platter and anything else that comes out of that nice chunk of wood. Sure was nice being a small part of getting it from MI to your neck of the woods.

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    Steve, I sure do appreciate your participation in the wood relay. The FW network comes through once again. I hope to do this sweet wood justice.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

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    You will for sure need a bigger faceplate!

    It was great to meet you and my pleasure to be part of the trucking company that got Michigan chocolate to California.

    By the end of the week I will have my chunk and its three Tennessee cherry cousins racked, stickered and drying. I'll take pics then and post them.

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    21" platter, oh NO!!!

    Just think of all the pens you could make



    Second Carol's call for a bigger faceplate!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

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    Yikes! It takes courage to turn something like that!

    Hey, look what I found:

    http://www.youtube.com/user/cobweb6#p/u/1/PBMntjMpxBo

    Thanks,

    Bill

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