For those who turn bowls…is this worth the effort?
I picked up a pine log about 10” in diameter and 2 feet long. It was apparently left when some tree trimmers were in the area. The first thing I noticed was how light it was. Apparently it was a dead and dried out tree.
I’ve seen posts here about using pine for turnings when it is still green.
This one has turned out OK but I was concerned that it may fly apart on the lathe.
Even with my tools as sharp as possible, it still left a lot of rough spots due to being so dry. The finished bowl weighs next to nothing.
Am I wasting my time on these? Will it dry out further and fall apart?
It has some interesting grain patterns and a few worm holes that add character.
Thanks for looking and your comments.
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