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Thread: Yup, I need another log.....

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    Yup, I need another log.....

    Artprize 2011 is fast approaching, and I am hoping to attempt another large sculptural turning. I always manage to get myself into a time crunch, but hopefully I won't be trying to cram all the work into a short time frame like last year.

    I'm looking for a another curved log, 7' long, and 8-12" in diameter. Just about any hardwood would be usable, but oak (especially Pin Oak) would be ideal.

    Thanks all!

    Matt Hutchinson

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    I've got the butter Brent!!

    Looking forward to watch the process again Matt.
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    matt, where are you located?

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    he lives just north of me Al. around 35 miles north.
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    Well maybe Larry can help you find a log.

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    Don't have any pin oaks that I know of Hutch, but wondering, fresh cut/green or something that has been laying for a while/year or two? Larry or Paul Downes ought to be able to reach into their minds and remember where just such a tree is standing.
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    Fresh cut is preferred, but a downed tree that has minimal to no checking could work.

    I am currently modifying my design, so I may not even need it to be curved. Also, I am leaning toward either ash or maple for the species, cuz I think I will be applying a dye to the piece (an air-brushed fade).

    Thanks!

    Hutch

    P.S. Yeah this could be another crazy project. Here's a sketch of one of the versions.
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    Last edited by Matt Hutchinson; 04-27-2011 at 01:17 PM.

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