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My lathe journeys. #7: ... 'nother bowl... natural edge...green...wet... heavy

12-17-2014 05:00 PM by JoeinGa | 3 comments »

I have several logs of black gum and oak that were given to me. They were only cut 2 or 3 weeks ago, so I put some old paint on the ends and stacked them outside the shop to dry. Sunday in church the guy that gave it to me suggested that I might like to try and turn a piece of that gum while it was still wet. He said ” it’ll turn WAY EASIER than that dry oak and maple boards you’ve been gluing together.” So I figured why not? ... I cut off a piece of the gum about 12”long and then sawed it in half with the chainsaw. Big dummy me didn’t take pictures of the project while I was working so here is the other half of the piece I cut. I propped it up with ...

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