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    John Harts Wood

    Well I ordered a bunch of wood, about 25 blanks from John Hart in 3 big boxes from his website. About 127 lbs worth of wood. Two were cherry, apple, ambrosia maple and hard maple. The third box was all walnut. Well here was a small piece of cherry he threw in. I turned this nice little NE from start to finish. The walls are 1/8" or just a hair thicker and is 8 1/4" X 7 1/2" X 2 1/2" tall. I then microwaved it for several minutes on the defrost cycle. After cooling I put it back on the lathe and sanded to finish. I have one coat of Antique Danish Oil on it. Will put one more coat on.
    Bernie W.

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    Nice looking bowls there Bernie

    I like the natural, bark edges

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    Nice little NE Bernie! When it comes to coloration for an NE I sure do like fruitwoods but it's sure hard to keep them from cracking! Nicely done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Fitzgerald View Post
    Nice little NE Bernie! When it comes to coloration for an NE I sure do like fruitwoods but it's sure hard to keep them from cracking! Nicely done!
    Ken I am wondering at this point if drying it with several defrost cycles in the microwave immediately help save it from cracking. It was slightly out of round when I put it back on the lathe to sand. Otherwise I am really happy with it.
    Bernie W.

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    I turned a goblet from some wet cherry John Hart sent me. I turned it to nearly finished thickness....say 3/16" and then nuked it. When I got done, I rechucked made some slight changes to make it round again and finished it. No warping....no cracks.....?

    Some of that same 4"x4" cherry cracked so bad it was fire wood.....same piece I cut the goblet from??????????? Quien sabe?

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    Speaking of John Hart...he is a member on here...where the heck has he been?

    I'd sure like to see him bring some of his stuff to our swap meet and lumber heist.

    http://familywoodworking.org/forums/...ead.php?t=2055

    It wouldn't be too far for him to drive, and I know there would be some turners who'd love to get some of his stuff.
    A very wise man once said.......
    "I'll take my chances with Misseurs Smith and Wesson. "

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    Looks really good Bernie, I just simply love them NEs, the illusion of them being oval makes me smile!

    Cheers!
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    That thin, I, to wondered about possible cracking.
    Don't sweat the out of round. Anybody can turn round. Call it art and raise the price 3X.

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    Thanks guys. I do appreciate it. Yep it turned out pretty well. I was pleased with it.

    Steve, John has been pretty busy over on SMC with his Handy Kraft store and scooping snow. He got a ton of wood from those Amish folks that own a sawmill next door to him. Don't know if he has a e-mail from his website or not.
    Bernie W.

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    and say, Hi, Honey, Im home forever.

    To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone.

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