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    Wood Gloat!

    I haven't turned anything in quite awhile, but I have plenty of fresh wood now!

    Last month my dad and I scored a BIG load of walnut (pic 1) and last night I picked up about 7 pieces of elm (pic 2)...The elm was dripping wet when I unloaded it...hope to turn some of it tonight!
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    Nice gloat Jeff. Should make for some nice turning.
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    Good haul Jeff. I guess this is stuff I need to learn. How to pick out the good stuff and not toss it in the wood stove.
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    Those are WAY too short to make nice boards out of Jeff BUT I can see a nice walnut natural edge bowl sitting there

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    If it is dripping wet, better get your rain suit on tonight!!
    Good haul.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Southwood View Post
    Good haul Jeff. I guess this is stuff I need to learn. How to pick out the good stuff and not toss it in the wood stove.
    Steve, you know enough about wood to figure it out. If not, just throw some on the lathe and give it a whirl...it's free afterall.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan Shively View Post
    If it is dripping wet, better get your rain suit on tonight!!
    Good haul.
    My dad turned some of the walnut and said he should have had a rainsuit on...cut like butter. Hoping the elm is the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Niemi View Post
    Those are WAY too short to make nice boards out of Jeff BUT I can see a nice walnut natural edge bowl sitting there
    Larry said the same thing when he saw the walnut...
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    Nice haul.
    That crotechty piece in pic #1 could turn into something interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    Nice haul.
    That crotechty piece in pic #1 could turn into something interesting.
    Frank, I forgot that hunk was on top...I'm not sure what type of wood that is...Larry though maybe oak when he was here, but the bark is different than most oaks I've seen. It does have some bends and twist to it.
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    Good haul, Jeff!
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