bad blank...would you have tried this?

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03-11-2012 11:15 PM

I recently bought 2 blanks of ‘supposed’ stabilized hackberry. Obviously this one wasn’t the best of show.
The first image shows how the blank looked after some initial removal. I was concerned about this one when I drilled it but wanted to proceed anyway. I didn’t expect it to be this bad and expected it to fly apart at any moment while turning. After about 3 times of filling the void with chips, sawdust and CA glue, I did end up with something that some would say has ‘character’. At the worst point I could see part of the brass tube and the going was slow in order that I not stress the section too much.
Would you have tried this or scraped it and started over?
I now know a little of the difficulty in turning natural edge bowls!

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#1 posted 03-11-2012 11:28 PM

Looks like it was worth the effort! Beautiful!

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#2 posted 03-12-2012 01:45 AM

Looks great from here. :)

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#3 posted 03-14-2012 02:57 PM

Looks like a cinnamon roll.. yumm

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#4 posted 03-15-2012 02:36 AM

....a cinnamon roll…..hehe…that’s funny.
I’d not considered that.

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