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Forum topic by RussellAP posted 12-01-2012 03:50 AM 874 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-01-2012 03:50 AM

I met up with an old friend from my neighborhood on Facebook. She want’s me to turn her a walnut bowl like the one her grandmother had because she has that one and her sister doesn’t have. She want’s me to turn one so she can give it to her sister.
After seeing her grandmothers bowl, I noticed it was a glue-up that was turned. So after visiting my wood guy and getting a very nice, if somewhat irregular shaped hunk of walnut, I decided to go ahead and glue up a 12×12x3 piece and just turn that.
Well, I was very surprised to see just how much wood it took to get me to a 12×12x3 hunk of walnut. I had a 11”x7’ piece of 5/4 and it’s pretty much gone now.
I’m glad I got my sharpening system working, I’m gonna need it to turn this walnut. It’s a bit dry.

Can you believe it took an entire 7’x11” board to get a 12×12x3 hunk of wood?

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#1 posted 12-01-2012 05:36 PM

I can believe it! This is one of the reasons I gave up turning. That and another addiction (boxes) which took its place. I was seeing a lot of wood become saw dust and ‘wasted’. Hope the bowl turned out nice. I put my lathe in storage and put a drum sander in its place.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#2 posted 12-01-2012 06:57 PM

Yeah that is one problem I’m having with turning. It is so incredibly wasteful. I’m trying to limit myself to turning found or recycled wood.


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