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Project by Alongiron posted 01-11-2011 01:11 AM 1176 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Turned this out of a piece of Maple that came down in a storm on our property

-- Measure twice and cut once.....





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Chip

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#1 posted 01-11-2011 01:14 AM

Beautiful turning. Love hearing about the storm wood being used. Great job.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#2 posted 01-11-2011 01:48 AM

looks good.
I like the elevated platter design.

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#3 posted 01-11-2011 03:52 AM

Beautiful wood – did you turn this green or let it dry first?

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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Alongiron

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#4 posted 01-11-2011 04:57 AM

Sras.. We cut this maple on our portable sawmill, let it dry for 6 months, turned it out as a bowl blank then put a little end green sealer on it, let it sit for another couple month till the moisture content was down to 8% and then turned the finish bowl. I have more Maple turning blanks that I could use up in 20 years!

-- Measure twice and cut once.....

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Alongiron

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#5 posted 01-11-2011 05:00 AM

Darryl. This is a 2 piece design. The bowl and the base are 2 seprate pieces. The base has a tenon on it that fits into a recess in the bowl.

-- Measure twice and cut once.....

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Alongiron

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#6 posted 01-11-2011 05:02 AM

Thanks Chip for the comment. i found it to be alot cheaper to buy a small sawmill and use what I have on the property then purchasing retail. I have alot of fun woodworking and making gifts for family and friends.

-- Measure twice and cut once.....

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#7 posted 01-11-2011 09:50 AM

Nice to mill your own timber, put it to bed for a while & then see what you have, (firewood or a treasure)
this is a very nice result, be nice to see the rest you have stored away sometime

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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