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    bowl blanks?

    I have some dogwood and crape myrtle I was thinking of cutting into bowl blanks. I don't have a lathe, so I was wondering if anyone here would be interested.

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    Re: bowl blanks?

    I'm interested but would have to wait until I'm down your way. What kind of size are they?

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    Re: bowl blanks?

    6-8" diameter I think. I'll have to look.

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    Re: bowl blanks?

    I am too far away to take the wood, but I would encourage you not to cut the blanks to length. Both of those woods like to check.

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    Re: bowl blanks?

    I would be interested in turning dogwood or crepe myrtle. Just got my first lathe last month and have been turning as much as possible. I live in New Bern. Do you have any left? Thanks.
    If it doesn't hold soup...it's art.

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    Re: bowl blanks?

    Quote Originally Posted by awldune View Post
    I am too far away to take the wood, but I would encourage you not to cut the blanks to length. Both of those woods like to check.
    Cut them to length and split or cut them down the middle, that will limit the amount checking since splitting eases the internal stresses due to drying and shrinking.

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    Re: bowl blanks?

    Dogwood makes nice tool handles because it wears smooth, no splinters.

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    Re: bowl blanks?

    Quote Originally Posted by chris_goris View Post
    Cut them to length and split or cut them down the middle, that will limit the amount checking since splitting eases the internal stresses due to drying and shrinking.
    Splitting down the middle definitely helps, yeah. But I would try to leave the sections as long as possible.

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    Re: bowl blanks?

    Quote Originally Posted by karlkoch View Post
    I would be interested in turning dogwood or crepe myrtle. Just got my first lathe last month and have been turning as much as possible. I live in New Bern. Do you have any left? Thanks.
    Still have it. Pm me.

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    PM sent.
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