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    How Would you cut this?

    I have this one largish piece of wood, it is Ginko again, it is a "Y" that has the tops cut off, but still has some of the bottom left.

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    Here is the piece

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    The backside of the piece

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    There is a dead spot here, which is why I'm thinking of cutting it the way I show below

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    OK, the cut lines are in red, the turning axis are in green, what do you think?

    Suggestions welcome!!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

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    First a question. How big is the swing of your lathe and how large is the piece measured across the crotch?

    Bruce

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    Hey Bruce, you know me, no waiting around, I already cut it and rough turned it

    I cut it like I showed on the pic, and I think it came out really nice, I have two blanks that will be made into HFs and they both have that nice wavy, flame like crotch wood in them!

    If I can find them again in my LARGE stacks of stuff, I'll pull them out and get some pics for you!

    Cheers!
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    I saw that post. You know me too little too late. What I was hoping was that you would be able to keep part of the Y together, cutting it through the pith and turning a shallow bowl or some platters from it.

    Bruce

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    Well, there are lots more chunks left...........

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    You can see, especially on the right of this pic, there are a lot of crotches and stuff that Jim saved, should be some interesting wood in there!

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    Then there is this bad boy, we are going to try to slab up most of it in the new year, Jim has a BIG Husky 3120 saw with the Tokyo Log Hog Mk II to go with it

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    Me delivering Jim's new mill

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    Jim and I with his new mill.

    Stay tuned!
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    William Arthur Ward

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    I see a whole bunch of pen blanks in that gnarly crotch end.

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    now that`s a saw! here`s mine from when i was a boy....we heated the ol` farm house with this saw and kid labor that`s a 24" bar on it now, the longest that saw ever ran was a 36 and that`s just to scary
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