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    more spinny stuff....

    started in on more spinny stuff last night. decided to use up the batch of maple blanks that i had ordered earlier. after cleaning up the ends, the look a bit more promising. i started in around 7:30 pm, and finished up around 10:30 pm, and got 19 of the 30 blanks turned to round. will have pics of them today, as i didn't have the camera with me last night.
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    As a very amateur woodturner I am fascinated by the fact that you turned a bazillion blanks to round. To me this means that you now have a bunch of round wood that has not been made into finished products.

    Why do you do it this way instead of making a finished turning, then doing another finished turning? By finished, I mean completely turned, not varnished or whatever.

    Enjoy,

    Jim
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    well jim, i look at turning as a series of steps. step 1 being cutting the blank to size, step 2 mounting it between centers and turn it to a cylinder, step 3 decide what to make. what i did yesterday, is to eliminate steps 1 and 2, so that i can procede right to step 3. that, and i wanted to see what was hiding under such ugly blanks, and i do mean they were ugly.

    here are the pics i promised. the scene of the crime, the 19 blanks turned to round and ready to be used, the 11 blanks i couldn't get to (being 10:30 at night), all 30 blanks ready to be used, and 4 sides of the first vase to be turned from the ugly maple.

    one thing i found out about this one, is that there is a fairish amount of figuring, and some odd grain. when i took the pics, it is still attached to the rest of the blank, and not parted off. not the best of pics, but good for the moment.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails scene of yesterdays crime.jpg   yesterdays 19 rounded blanks.jpg   the 11 blanks not turned.jpg   all 30 blanks turned to round.jpg   first of 30 - side one.jpg  

    first of 30 - side two.jpg   first of 30 - side three.jpg   first of 30 - side four.jpg  
    benedictione omnes bene

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    Hi,

    Thanks for the reply.

    Thanks for the finished view of the pretties. That wood has real life when given a chance to show it. And your shapes really bring out that life.

    Enjoy,

    Jim
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