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♫ εηdεd ♫ Bowl Blanks

Discussion in 'Want To Buy' started by Ben Holt, Apr 2, 2016.

  1. Ben Holt

    Ben Holt Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    Hey all. I was hoping I could come up with some ready to turn bowl blanks. I'm a newbie at bowls and all the stock I have is too wet. Nothing in-particular but please nothing that is difficult. Varying sizes are cool too. Thanks
     
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  3. Josh Hobdey

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    We have plain walnut, big leaf maple, and some curly cotton wood that would be good as practice blocks. PM me if you are interested and we can start digging for sizes.
     
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    I have a bunch of black locust that has been drying for several months. I could fit eight blocks just under 3 x 6 x 6 blanks in a LFRB for $10 + shipping.
     
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    Hi Steve, if you have extra after Ben's request I would like in on it.
     
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    Ben Holt Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    Thx Steve. Sounds good.
     
  7. Steve Smith

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    @jasonb @Ben Holt I'll get a bunch cut up tonight and see how many I come out with.
     
  8. Josh Hobdey

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    Dang Steve! That is one heck of a good deal on turning blocks!!
     
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    DKMD Sawbones Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator Full Member

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    Not trying to get between a guy and wood for purchase, but I'd argue that there's no such thing as 'too wet'. Green wood turns so much more easily than dry wood, and you can always rough then out and re-turn them if you want to avoid the warping. If you're just in it for practice, I'd recommend turning them to final thickness and then cutting a few in half to check your wall thickness/consistency. Have fun!
     
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  10. Steve Smith

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    @jasonb I got Ben's stuff cut up and have oodles of various sizes of logs left. let me know if you have size preferences and I can see if I have got pieces to match.
     
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    Awesome. No preferences, I have a small midi lathe, but can always cut it down if too big. PM me and I'll get ya paid. Thanks....
     
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    @jasonb You want me to see what I can fit in a medium box, or would you prefer a large box?
     
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    Got my black locust today. Many thanks Steve, what a great deal and even more than expected!
     
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    @jasonb can't let excess package space go to waste, now can we? :deal:
     
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    @Steve Smith, do you have any more of that black locust available? I have a new hollow form tool coming and am going to need some wood to practice on.
     
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    @MKTacop I have a shed that part of it is stuffed with short log sections; cherry, holly, plum and black locust. The black locust is the cheapest but I may not be able to get large sections that don't include the pith. Let me know what you are looking for and I'll root around to dig out something. It also is not quite dry, but has been in the shed since last summer.
     
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    @Steve Smith, I'd like some pieces 4-6" thick and up to those same dimensions square. Probably no smaller than 4" square and 3" thick. I want to make some hollow forms, but don't want to cry if I mess it up either. :shok:
     
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    @MKTacop Are you particular about having pith in the pieces? If not I believe I can fix you up for about the cost of a Chick-fil-A meal, excluding shipping.

    A LFRB is 5.5 x 12 square so I can fit two 5.5" square x 12" long pieces. I'll see if I have some larger logs to avoid the pith, but most of the pieces I have are around 10" diameter including bark.
     
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    Sounds good to me sir. Let me know where to send payment. Thank you!
     
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