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My lathe journeys. #8: ... next one.. Other half of that heavy, wet log.

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Blog entry by JoeinGa posted 12-26-2014 08:59 PM 1451 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 7: ... 'nother bowl... natural edge...green...wet... heavy Part 8 of My lathe journeys. series Part 9: Pecan bowl. Looks like a dog bowl :-) »

So I took the other half of that wet log I did last week and turned it too.
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This log was also 12” long and about 9” across the flat side. It’s black gum. I got one side a bit thin and a chunk of bark came flying off. I didn’t do any “action shots” while I was turning, so here’s the bowl.
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These next two shots show how the grain lined up when it was still one piece. The little white specks are from the rag I’ve been using to slather on alternating coats of mineral oil and/or Howards Butcher Block oil.
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And here’s the two bowls side-by-side. I’m just gonna set these on a shelf and see how long it takes before the bark starts falling off, or if either one splits open. I’m sure it will, because this log was pretty fresh-cut and I didn’t have the patience to wait a year till it dried out.
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doubleDD

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#1 posted 12-27-2014 05:30 AM

Respectfully Joe, I hope these don’t split on you. They turned out nice. Only time will tell. Looking at the point you have then turned down to, you should have no problem with the bark falling off. Again, splitting and some warping, another story.
Have a happy New Year.

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#2 posted 07-27-2015 05:15 AM

A year, mebees, if it’s an inch thick. This won’t take anywhere near that long.
I have a small bowl that had a chunk come out like that, too. There are no mistakes. Only design opportunities. You get it.

-- Mark

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#3 posted 07-27-2015 08:52 PM

Well it’s been right at 7 months since I turned these and I only used butcher block treatment on them. No other kind of oil or any lacquer because when I turned them I “THOUGHT” they might be used for food.

I need to get another picture of these because after sitting in my shop for these months, they are now OVAL shaped ! The didn’t split at all, but they sure did shrink in a weird way

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