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Project by RootandBranch posted 02-27-2016 01:06 AM 947 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had this log. I was told it was some form of maple. It was off a dead tree, dry and wormy. I decided to turn a bowl down through the end grain. What a whippin’.

-- Don, -

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#1 posted 02-27-2016 02:17 AM

Results indicate it was worth the whippin’ though. Very nice.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#2 posted 02-27-2016 02:48 AM

I have serious problems cutting into end grain… Looks really great, though.

-- Barry,

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#3 posted 02-27-2016 02:03 PM

Cutting the end grain CAN be interesting. I’ve done several in cedar. Guess I should post pix.

Yours looks great ! Nice coloring

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#4 posted 02-27-2016 08:50 PM

hi love the bowl


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#5 posted 02-28-2016 09:18 PM

Hi Don, that worked out well for you. I’m trying a bunch of bowls, boxes, and planters this way. Have you run into cracking problems while the wood dries, especially the bottom?

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#6 posted 02-29-2016 02:36 AM

John, no cracking issue with this one. Log was already dry and I cut it back from the existing cracks before turning. I have run into it with wet turning. I just turn it thick to shape, let it dry then either hope I can turn out any checking if it occurs or make it a feature.

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