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Once turned Green Bowl

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Project by Jonnyfurniture posted 09-23-2010 02:19 AM 930 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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 09-23-2010 04:15 AM

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 09-23-2010 05:03 AM

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 09-23-2010 05:20 AM

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

-- RStadler

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Jonnyfurniture

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#4 posted 09-23-2010 05:24 AM

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 09-23-2010 09:44 PM

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 09-24-2010 12:40 AM

Watco

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