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Forum topic by WoodworkingGeek posted 08-17-2011 10:31 PM 1052 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-17-2011 10:31 PM

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I live were I can’t really get many logs for bowl turning, unless I cut down the front yard tree! I keep an eye on craigslist a lot but nothing comes on that often. Where can I get bowl blanks? Or where can I get logs? I do live next to the end of a bike trail would it be Ok if I cut logs there?
Thanks for the help!!

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#1 posted 08-17-2011 10:54 PM

Have you tried eBay? I’ve found bowl blanks there very reasonably priced in a variety of sizes and wood types.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 08-17-2011 11:09 PM

Do you have any contacts with the local arborists, contract gardeners, building contractors (site clearing, demolition etc) How about your local city council they normally carry out tree maintenence / removal.
Maybe try a small add in your local newspaper offering to help remove a tree in return for some of the spoils,
etc, etc,,,,, I have never bought a single piec of timber in 20 odd years & have two sheds full
once you establish some of these contacts you will have more timber than you can handle, get yourself a chain saw & go for it man
Good luck :))

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

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#3 posted 08-18-2011 12:27 AM

Have you considered a bowl from a board?

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#4 posted 08-18-2011 06:15 PM

all above are right. Ebay, if you want the wood to come to you.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#5 posted 08-18-2011 08:05 PM

Check with your local public works or parks department. In most cases, they’ll be happy to let you pick through stuff before it goes into the chipper … you just have to be there when they are doing the cutting and trimming work.


-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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