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Once turned Green Bowl

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11” dia. Turned and sanded in one session from a green piece of maple. Not particularly attractive wood though. I consider this one of my better ones because of the even wall thickness and because it has stayed round while drying as it was turned.





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RonPeters

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#1 posted 1436 days ago

Nice bowl.

What’s the reason for turning it “green”?

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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Dark_Lightning

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#2 posted 1436 days ago

Give that wood credit- once it dries it’s going to be spectacular. I like it already!

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imallchalkedup

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#3 posted 1436 days ago

Well I think it looks really nice, nice shape too.

-- RStadler

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Jonnyfurniture

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#4 posted 1436 days ago

It is dry. It dried as I was turning it for the most part. Enough to sand it within a couple hours.

Ron, Green wood turns more easily/quickly. Large pieces of wood ( thicker than say 16/4) rarely dry without major defects. Other than burls you won’t find large dry stock to make larger turnings from. Takes a long time even if you twice turn a bowl. Because it will warp when it dries, the size of the finished piece will be significantly smaller after it’s turned true a second time. So I turn it thin enough so that it will start to dry as it is being turned and also to relieve the stresses that would work on the bowl as it dries. (because of the difference between the tangial and radial shrinkage) It’s just fun to see if a piece can be made without the long drying step.

Nice violin Ron

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Roper

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#5 posted 1435 days ago

Nice bowl, what did you use for a finish on it?

-- Roper - Master of sawdust- www.roperwoodturning.com

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Jonnyfurniture

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#6 posted 1435 days ago

Watco

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