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    Maple Crotch

    I haven't posted anything for quite a while as I could not figure out how to resize the pics to post. Thanks to Vaughn and his little tut that I found for resizing photos I have figured out how to post again. Thanks again Vaughn.
    This one is approx 10" in diameter, 8" high. It is a crotch piece from the neighbors elm that they cut down in order to build a double garage . It is still changing shape. It was a challenge to turn but I think the end result was worth it. Didn't get it as thin as I wanted as the noises that it was making made me decide to stop at about 3/8" walls. Finish is Arm r Seal gloss.
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    Wayne so glad to see your posting again. Great job and i really like these kind of pieces.

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    Your a lucky man Mr Bower...that would have blown apart on most of us! Nice chunk of wood!
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    Wow I do like this one Wayne. The voids just adds a lot of character.
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    Yeah, I can see why you quit while you were ahead. That sucker coulda blown up in a heartbeat. Great job with a very challenging piece of wood, Wayne.
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    Man I love pieces of wood like that, you done it proud

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    Great looking piece of Elm timber in that one!
    Well done.

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    Thanks, Family, I appreciate all the at a boys.

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    Looks awesome Wayne! I really like it.

    When you have a piece that has as much 'character' as this one, do you significantly turn the speed down, or still run it at the same speed you would for a solid bowl?

    Thanks,

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    Maple Crotch

    BEAUTIFULL love that stuff.Just a little hint when your turning pieces like that,turn the outside to completion,including sanding,then wrap it with that clear wrapping tape,then turn the inside,that how I turn em,works pretty good in preventing blowouts
    May God Bless
    Ken

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