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    When boring goes bad

    I was rough turning a mid size vase/vessel today which had a fat rounded bottom with a long neck up to a funnel type top. Using my calipers I measured to make sure I had wall thickness after boring down with a forestner bit.................Guess what? See Picture 2&3 below....................Apparently I did not think about the traveling off center when boring deep.......you can see the thin wall in the 3rd photo where it was off...........ahhhhhhhhhhhh dang.............So, I trimmed it up and made a shorter vessel ......I even trimmed up the broke funnel so it would make a nicer picture................LOL.............

    Picture #1 - Well there is always tomorrow.....................
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    I have to say, that's the prettiest orange funnel I've seen all week!

    Is that Osage Orange or something else? I really like the color.
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    Dan...............Red Euclyptus
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    Gee, Red Eucalyptus. That's what I use for firewood. It gets buggy so rapidly that I never considered it for turning.

    Now, if I look back, I have cut down over a dozen trees. The trunks ran 20 to 26 inches in diameter. I don't know how tall; they were big enough to make my 2 story house look short. I guess I missed out on turning a dozen or two red eucalyptus bowls. I don't plan on cutting down any more of them.

    I like your bowl. However, I would like it more in one piece.

    Enjoy,

    JimB

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