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Forum topic by chipmaker posted 07-25-2010 06:14 AM 1763 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-25-2010 06:14 AM

I am fairly new to wood turning, other than a bunch of pens and small stuff.

I am wanting to try my hand at turning other stuff like bowls and HF’s as well as lidded box’s and tree ornaments. My problem is that I have not collected any turning materials (blanks) I have purchased 5 gallons of the new AnchorSeal so this winter I plan to prepare lots of blanks for my future needs.

I am located in Southwest Missouri, and I am not picky although I would prefer blanks that have been properly prepared and sealed. almost any species as long as it turns well.

Please let me know if you can help me out with this, if we can trade or barter that would be great, if not I would consider buying a number of blanks if the cost and shipping was not prohibitive.

Thanks for your time to read my request.

Jeff

-- The rule is measure twice and cut once. My problem is I still measure with a mic and cut with an axe!


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#1 posted 07-25-2010 06:25 AM

chipmaker-Jeff, I too am a beginner and what I do is take lumber, smaller stuff, and stack glue them together until they are thick enough and wide enough. I have learned much about turning without too much worry of the cost of ruining a “good” piece of wood.

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#2 posted 07-25-2010 06:31 AM

thank you for the suggestion, however all of my flat stock is kiln dried, I have glued stock to make larger blanks ,but I would like to start turning green stock and learning the proper technique of drying and finishing items turned from softer / green stock that has been properly sealed, prepared.

Thanks again
Jeff

-- The rule is measure twice and cut once. My problem is I still measure with a mic and cut with an axe!

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#3 posted 07-25-2010 11:26 PM

Jeff, I use my tree trimmings and those of anyone in my area who is cutting down a tree or doing a heavy prune. In your area you can call a local tree trimmer and most likely make some arrangments with them. As for buying wood, I get mine from Tule Peak Lumber and a few pieces from Woodworkers Source.

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#4 posted 07-26-2010 12:29 AM

I’m a beginner too, but I prefer kiln dried stock. When your done your done.I have some 12/4 honduras mahogany , old stock from the 70’s . I am willing to do a little swapping. Heres a couple things I turned out of KD stock
well guess I won’t. can’t figure out how to post pics.

-- mike & judy western md. www. pvwoodcrafts.com pvwccf1@verizon.net

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#5 posted 07-26-2010 01:35 AM

I have quite a stock of cherry, maple, ash & oak. Mostly bottom cuts, crotch and a few burls. I will be digging up the stumpage to see what they yield. Also have some spalted maple. Most pieces are 16” and under in various Dia’s.
I see your in Missiori and I in W. Mass
I’m about to mill-up 1k bf of clear & strieght cherry, 500 bf of rock maple and some ash.
also going to open up some of the crotch cherry to see what it looks like.

-- Doug...

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#6 posted 07-26-2010 06:56 AM

Hi Doug.

I wasn’t specifically looking for burls and crotch but if you find several pieces and you wouldn’t mind parting with a few, please let me know what we can work out. I think burls are beautiful. But I guess everyone else does too.

mostly bowl blanks smaller than 15 inches and some square stock.

I am looking for a good mixture that can be shipped at a reasonably cheap price. i think the USPS flat rate box’s are the best choice for weight and price, let me know if you have other ideas.

Thanks again

-- The rule is measure twice and cut once. My problem is I still measure with a mic and cut with an axe!

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#7 posted 07-28-2010 02:32 AM

Hi Jeff, just cut down some Cherry today that measures 12” + Dia. I can cut to any thickness also wet cherry is heavy (for shipping referance). Also I have various spalted woods, maple, cherry, Beach and Yellow Birch also can cut to any thickness. Heres a couple pics if interested let me know.

Freshly cut Cherry 12” Dia. can be cut to any thk.

Cherry

Maple dried to 6% 2” thk

Maple

Spalted maple 12” Dia can cut to any Thk.

Spalted maple

-- Doug...

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#8 posted 07-28-2010 03:38 AM

Thanks Doug,

I have had an offer from a really great guy that is shipping me a couple of box’s for shipping charges only and I found another guy that is going to meet me about an hour from home to make a trade in person. As soon as the weather gets a litttle cooler, I’m going to start cutting and sealing my own.

There really are a lot of great people here.

Thanks to everyone.

-- The rule is measure twice and cut once. My problem is I still measure with a mic and cut with an axe!

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