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    Walnut turning blanks (Large)

    I'm still looking for some 18 - 20 inch x 8 - 10 inch thick turning blanks.

    Got some wood this week but it won't do for my project.
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    Re: Walnut turning blanks (Large)

    Mike, I'll check through the stack of cut logs I have waiting to be split for firewood. Let me make sure I know exactly what to look for: if I have a section out of a log, you need it to be 18-20" long, and 16-20" diameter. Is that right? This may sound pretty simple, but having never turned a bowl, I'm not sure how you orient a log on the lathe to turn it. Just want to make sure.

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    Re: Walnut turning blanks (Large)

    Bill,

    I need a section of log about 20 inches long and if cut in half would be 10 to 12 inches thick.

    So basically a 20 to 24 inch log cut to 20 inches long then cut in half along the grain. Actually need to cut a couple inches out of the center of the log so the pith is gone. But I can do that part.
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    Re: Walnut turning blanks (Large)

    Mike I have some blanks, they are in the vicinity of what you need, but might fall a tad shy on the thickness. If you can live with that I'll get the exact dims for ya. They are still wet if that makes a difference to you...
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    Re: Walnut turning blanks (Large)

    Thanks Gary,

    I am looking for air dry walnut, but if I can't find any I may take you up on the green.

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    Re: Walnut turning blanks (Large)

    Mike,

    I have 10000 bf of walnut logs (14-19" wide x 10') and some 12" wide 12/4 DRY stock. Unless you glue up 12/4 or 16/4 stock, you probably won't find any dry stock that thick.

    The width is the killer..18-20" width are prime sized logs and bring premium lumber prices if clear.
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    Re: Walnut turning blanks (Large)

    Mike,

    I have a few blanks of air dried walnut that may meet the requirments of the first post as I understand it. However they will not yield anything 20" thick. I can get dimensions this afternoon if you are interested. Been drying for about 8 years. All of the pieces have large knots.

    PM me if you would like actual dimensions and pictures. I'll trade for some education for a newbie turner.

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    Re: Walnut turning blanks (Large)

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Davis View Post
    Bill,

    I need a section of log about 20 inches long and if cut in half would be 10 to 12 inches thick.

    So basically a 20 to 24 inch log cut to 20 inches long then cut in half along the grain. Actually need to cut a couple inches out of the center of the log so the pith is gone. But I can do that part.
    I don't think what I have is going to meet these requirements. The longest section I found is almost 20" long and about 13-14" dia. I cut these last winter to be split for firewood, just haven't split them yet. They were too crooked to be sawed for lumber, but great for firewood.

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    Re: Walnut turning blanks (Large)

    Mike,

    You are looking at a $200.00 bowl blank here....These guys have about the largets blanks that I have ever seen commercially available.

    20x8 Black Walnut Wood Bowl Turning Blank (122201)
    Price: $200.00 Quantity:

    http://www.turningblanks.net/servlet...ut-Wood/Detail
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    Re: Walnut turning blanks (Large)

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    Mike,

    You are looking at a $200.00 bowl blank here....These guys have about the largets blanks that I have ever seen commercially available.

    20x8 Black Walnut Wood Bowl Turning Blank (122201)
    Price: $200.00 Quantity:

    http://www.turningblanks.net/servlet...ut-Wood/Detail

    That is green.

    I can saw green blanks, but I think he has a need for dry.
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    Re: Walnut turning blanks (Large)

    Mike if you haven't gotten them yet let me know.
    I am pretty sure I have some walnut that should fill you bill.
    Its been air drying for a couple years.
    Not close but if it helps...

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