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    A little out of balance WIP

    Well, I had this UGLY piece of wood sitting here, seriously thinking of the burn pile for this one, but, I decided to give it a spin.....

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    Certainly is out of round and way off balance, thanks goodness for the P&N Supra Gouge, as it was great for this, big thick and I could hang it off the tool rest a bit without worry. Sure took a beating to get it into some semblance of round......

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    ........but the color and grain were sure looking worthwhile
    There was one inclusion that went nearly right through the piece that I was VERY worried about it flying off, so I did the CA glue and Coffee crystal thing again, lots of CA glue first, so I could hope it would hang on and not launch.......

    I turned a tenon on it and chucked it up to do the front.........

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    I left a bit of a rim on it, something similar (but not as well done) as I saw Eli Avisera do at a demo here. I also got thin enough to turn through the one piece of bark left in the side, so now I got a hole!

    Still have to finish this one, but I wanted to show that Bill and Vaughn are not the only guys doing SOME turning

    Cheers!
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    Cool stuff, Stu. That one should finish up nicely.
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    Stu I also recently pulled some ugly stuff out of the wood burning pile and found it was spalted quite nicely. What kind of wood do you have there? Looking good.

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    Alex it is the dreaded red Keyaki!

    I think I'm coming to terms with it better than I had in the past, I sure hope so, as I have a bunch of it
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
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    Looking very good, Stu! Just proves that there's little such thing as a "useless" piece of wood to a woodturner. And there's nothing better than firewood turned art (pun intended).

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    Looks like a wise save from the firwood pile.
    "Folks is funny critters."

    Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too. ~Voltaire

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    Wow Stu, that's way cool!
    Thanks, Mark.

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    That's going to be a beaut Stu! I think that's what amazes me the most about turning.....It's kind of like Christmas......You don't know what you've got until you unwrap it!

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    Stu that is a cool piece of wood. It is kinda like a box a chocolates you never know what you are going to get. Nicely done.
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    When all other woodworkers say "I can't do anything with that." a turner looks and thinks "I'll bet there's a cool piece inside that."

    You definitely found it Stu.

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