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Offline Ianab

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Lathe time
« on: April 28, 2017, 07:42:29 am »
Had a big slab of live edge Port Orford Cedar in the shed, but had made a fatal mistake of putting in the shed before it was dry, and the bark was still on. Some of the local borer thought that was a good idea, and decimated the sapwood before it dried out properly. Could see a few holes when i pulled it out, but when I cut into it, the sapwood was just sawdust. No live bugs, but not much wood either.  :(

So I ripped off the sapwood and made some nice big turning blanks, ~12" dia and 3" thick, and some smaller 3x3  stuff.

Love it when you get the chisel cutting just right.





Only down side is that Lil has a bad reaction to this particular wood, so i have to have a shower and wash all the "man glitter" out of my hair before she will come near me.  :D

Head out tomorrow and off this platter. 
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Re: Lathe time
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2017, 09:05:54 am »
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Re: Lathe time
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2017, 06:22:49 am »
Got some finish on the Port Orford platter, and a couple of little Arborvitae bowls. Well that's what I think they are. It was an ornamental conifer that was growing beside Mum's garage door, and was getting a bit too big for it's britches. :D  Anyway I chainsawed the "log" into some small turning blanks, and was pleasantly surprised at how pretty the grain was.



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Re: Lathe time
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2017, 07:12:47 pm »
Nice work you have done there.
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Re: Lathe time
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2017, 09:02:48 pm »
Cool.  I like the two little bowls the best. 8) 8) 
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« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2017, 07:14:13 am »
I was told that wood was great for making bungs.
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Your labors were nicely rewarded.   smiley_thumbsup
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