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    First HF

    donno wood... very punky and hard to work with..
    3 in opening, 3in high, how do i measure the dia on these things?? anyway poly and buffed. critique pls!! i really need it on this... I know the opening should be smaller..








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    Oh yeah! I like it!

    That looks like a bad-boy wood but you won the fight.
    I may be lost but I'm making good time!
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    Great job, Ben. Punky wood can be real frustrating, but in this case it looks like it was worth the effort.

    To measure the diameter, I use a ruler.

    Seriously, I just hold a ruler on top of or beside the piece, and eyeball it from there. If you really wanted to get accurate, you could hold a board on each side and measure between the boards.
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    Ben I don't see a thing wrong. That is a great looking piece and looks like you won the battle. Well done.
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  5. Ben,

    That's a BEAUTIFUL piece. To find the diameter I suggest measuring the circumference at the widest and dividing by pi.

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    Looks like it was worth the effort and fuss. Turned out quite nice!

    If you have a set of turning calipers, just set it for the largest diameter and measure the result.

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    Ben very well done. Beautiful wood!

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    Very nice, first time or not!
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    Well Ben, if you think the opening is too large, turn a collar for it and make the opening smaller

    That chunk of wood looks like a handful to try your first HF in, you sure do head for the deep end and jump right in don't you

    Keep at it, your doing great!
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    Ha ha yeah I do... thanks for the advise and comments!!

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