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    Woodlot Wood

    Just figured I'd show you all what $20 will buy for turning wood at the woodlot I visited in Pasadena last weekend.

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    That's a piece of camphor up front, two pieces of sycamore on the left, and two pieces of liquid amber on the right. There was another chunk of camphor, but it got turned before I took the pic. (One of the liquid amber chunks just came out of the DNA tonight as a 18" x 13" NE bowl. Looks promising.)

    The backside of all these pieces should net a few more NE bowls.

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    And just to show I got the new toy dirty a bit, here's a pic I took for Jeff Bowers, who asked if I had local wood needing a 24" bar.

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    I suspect next time I show up at the woodlot -- with a bowl in hand to give the owner -- I'll get more than this for my $20.

    And here's a pic of the saw buck I made based on Richard Stapley's design at http://www.laymar-crafts.co.uk/tip33.htm. At 24" x 16", mine's a bit taller than his version (less bending) and I can use it on its side for bigger pieces. Works like a champ. It's very stable, and can support a lot of weight. (I had about 5 of these blanks stacked on it while I was sealing them.) Still, it's light enough for me to easily move one-handed.

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    I'm doing a show in Brentwood this April, and I sure better sell some stuff. I'm running out of room in the house for all the turned pieces, and the big ones are gonna take up even more room.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post

    And just to show I got the new toy dirty a bit, here's a pic I took for Jeff Bowers, who asked if I had local wood needing a 24" bar.

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    I suspect next time I show up at the woodlot -- with a bowl in hand to give the owner -- I'll get more than this for my $20.
    Wow, I guess you do have some large chunkc of wood! Congrats!
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    Nice pile of wood Vaughn.
    Do you have a lack of space for all your turnings?
    I have several showrooms, my own house, the house of my neighbors, and my daughter's house.

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    Nice haul. Those will make some fine bowls. I'm not familiar with liquid amber. Does it go by other names also?

    EDIT: Nebber mind. I just saw Kevin's explanation on another thread.
    Last edited by Frank Fusco; 02-19-2008 at 02:38 PM.

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    Nice score on the wood, Vaughn!
    Looking forward to seeing what comes out of them.

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    You rock Vaughn! (let's hope those huge blanks don't do the same for your lathe!)
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    Great score Vaughn. Just wish you would stop torturing us out here on the plains with two trees.
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    Nice grab, Vaughn! And it sounds like you have a good plan to ensure you get more.

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    Note to self: Stop being jealous of Vaughn's cool new lathe. Oh, and the great chainsaw. Oh, and all those blanks. Maybe they'll crack! Whoops, did I just say that?

    Vaughn, you suck! My only consolation is that the house will smell of camphor for many, many weeks!

    Thanks,

    Bill

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    Hey Vaughn, Good score! Yea, give that woodlot owner a nice bowl and I bet they will be setting the choice stuff aside for you from now on. BTW, I'm with Frank, whats liquid amber? Barry

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