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Today I went out in my shop and played around with some silver maple. Start to finish turned and dried on the lathe. I used dyes to marbleize the surface. 14 inches in diameter 1/4 inch thick.
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#1 posted 05-25-2009 05:32 AM
Very nice looking bowl, been really enjoying the use of aneline dyes I’ve seen on LJ’s and tried myself also.
-- Dan Wiggins
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#2 posted 05-25-2009 05:40 AM
Did you take any “before” pictures ? Nice shape .
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#3 posted 05-25-2009 06:07 AM
Beautiful turning and use of color.
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#4 posted 05-25-2009 06:46 AM
Hey DaleNice turning great job looks wonderful
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#5 posted 05-25-2009 08:18 AM
wow, that looks good
“Start to finish turned and dried on the lathe”.how do you dry it while still on the lathe?
-- BRODY. NSW AUSTRALIA -arguments with turnings are rarely productive-
#6 posted 05-26-2009 04:01 AM
If you take the wall thickness to a uniform 3/8ths or less and run the lathe speed around 1800 the moisture will be forced to the out side by gravity. Sand from the inside first the heat and the rotation will dry the wood. Be careful how much heat you generate so you limit any surface checking.
Sorry no before pictures.
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#7 posted 05-26-2009 06:58 AM
Dale, great job…I like the design and the use of dyes.
-- Martin, Kansas
#8 posted 05-26-2009 08:26 AM
thanks for your your responsei will have to try that sometime
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