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Woo Hoo, Part Deux #1: Streetside Maple Log Quarters become bowl blanks

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Blog entry by Douglas Bordner posted 11-10-2007 02:19 AM 1531 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Continued from a previous post Scoooore! Maple quarter log sections/bowl blanks.

Nice fall day. Scraped windows and removed old glazing. With the Honeydew list project out of the way, it’s on to fun! The original logs were big enough that I was able to get two natural edge face grain blanks and five end grain blanks, none with pith to contend with. And I got some nice wedges for future chainsawing, and likely some pen blanks, as well. I’ll keep a photoblog as these bowls unfold. Dang, I love free wood.

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#1 posted 11-10-2007 02:34 AM

The paint looks good Doug. Is that going to be the inside or outside of the bowls.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#2 posted 11-10-2007 02:44 AM

On the bottom photo blanks one and three (L to R) are painted on their sides which are end grain, the rest have their endgrain tops and bottoms painted. I’ll figure out which end to bore the recess into when I cut out the rounded blanks. Everything will be somewhat shallow as I don’t have a riser kit on my 14˝ Taiwanese Delta bandsaw, and my Jet Mini Lathe has a 10˝ swing over the ways and about 8˝ over the banjo. No spectacular figure revealed just yet, this might be pretty straight grained stuff.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#3 posted 11-10-2007 02:47 AM

On the original photo on your truck. The blank on the right had a nice contrast between the heart wood and the sap wood. that should be a nice transition.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#4 posted 11-10-2007 03:32 AM

you may be surprised how they turn out. don’t wait to long to start turning. wet wood is fun to work.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#5 posted 11-10-2007 03:52 AM

Nice paint job, Douglas!!! I really like blue. LOL!! Looks like fun is on the horizon!!!

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#6 posted 11-10-2007 04:08 AM

Yes we certainly do love free wood! Will you be able to turn any of this over the long weekend? I think I’m going to dedicate tomorrow as a turning day…I might try to turn some maple meself!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#7 posted 11-10-2007 04:29 AM

No long weekend…back to work Sunday morning (heathen employers!). Now I wish ever shop was Mot-Cam equipped so I could steal a glance over my shoulder at Dorje’s new lathe in action.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#8 posted 11-10-2007 04:45 AM

Yeah – sorry for assuming! We public sector folks always seems to assume the world revolves around our schedule!

I’m not high tech enough to do the in shop cam business!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#9 posted 11-10-2007 04:56 AM

No problem, Podnah…

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#10 posted 11-10-2007 07:11 AM

By the way, Nice job on photoshopping that paint on the end grain! And shoot, if the wood don’t have no figure, you’ll know what to do!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#11 posted 11-12-2007 06:20 PM

Update! I turned a little face grain cup and this tree had tiger figure. Camera battery was low, so I’ll have to post pictures in the future. Needless to say I have been back pawing through the blank cutoffs and chainsaw “wedges”. I’m saving every molecule of this stuff that I can find a decent use for down the line. Next time a friendly stranger says take all you want, he won’t have to ask twice.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#12 posted 11-12-2007 08:32 PM

New you would luck out ! looking forward to seeing more of your work posted.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#13 posted 11-13-2007 07:22 AM

The saga continues here.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#14 posted 11-13-2007 09:46 AM

Heading over now!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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