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Forum topic by Chris posted 09-04-2008 02:37 PM 1120 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-04-2008 02:37 PM

Topic tags/keywords: lumber turning bowl blank

I’ve sat and watched while a lot of my fellow LJ’s find amazing lumber for next to nothing.

This past weekend it was my turn. A somewhat local wood dealer was going out of business and was selling all his remaining turning stock for .25 to 1.00 a pound. I went with my wife (she’s the one who found out that he was doing this), we picked up quite a few items:

Bowl Blanks:
Sweet Gum
Red Ash
Spalted Maple
Distressed Elm
Elm Burl

Forgot one: Black Cherry

+ two boxes of pen blanks. All told the haul was over 120 pounds of turning materials. I have not turned any of these types of wood before (except the maple). Looking forward to the experience and outcome (good or bad).

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#1 posted 09-04-2008 02:46 PM

Someday I hope it is my turn. Nice haul friend.

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#2 posted 09-04-2008 02:52 PM

Wow, that is a great haul, and an amazing deal! It’s my turn for an amazing deal. I’ve never bought wood by the pound before.

Just a reminder for everyone – when working with spalted maple, you need to be very careful about the dust, which can cause a terrible respiratory infection if inhaled. Use the best dust collection method you have, and wear a dust mask or (preferrably) respirator.

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#3 posted 09-05-2008 12:26 AM

Thanks for the tip Peter!

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#5 posted 09-05-2008 12:54 AM

I’m sitting here crying. ............... or better yet ….pouting. What a haul there my friend. I wish I could find a haul of wood blanks like that. You’ll have many hours of fun turning a lot of things. WOW is right teenagewoodworker.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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