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Honest that's the intention, although this mornings effort at salvaging a misfit from yesterdays mishaps doesn't make much of a dent.
Oak & Walnut 115mm dia.
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Well at least it is a good start, and I look forward to seeing more of you turnings. I need to rough turn some wood I got last year which I sealed and put into storage.
 

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Dalboy":2ob13wt7 said:
Another good one Chas. Has the pile reduced much yet
Not so you'd notice Dereck, I've now to find a use for the salvaged wood cores from the last few pieces which have just added to the remains of the of the original stash that came to light.
Why is it we produce ever more offcuts when the original intention was to reduce the stock pile, and how small do they have to be before they go in the firewood bin.

It's not as though there is not a constant supply of shavings to be disposed of, I'm sure the stuff just grows while your not looking.
 

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CHJ":v7o4w16i said:
Not so you'd notice Dereck, I've now to find a use for the salvaged wood cores from the last few pieces which have just added to the remains of the of the original stash that came to light.
Why is it we produce ever more offcuts when the original intention was to reduce the stock pile, and how small do they have to be before they go in the firewood bin.

It's not as though there is not a constant supply of shavings to be disposed of, I'm sure the stuff just grows while your not looking.
Yes I have the same problem this is a 5 draw unit some time ago one draw is pen blanks the other three are for wood. Also since taking this I have emptied the fifth draw to take the overflow from the others. Each draw measures 43 1/2" X 29" X 2 1/2" :lol: :lol: :lol:




 

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Had to resort to a spare segmented body to use up the lid that failed a fit test elsewhere, sometimes taking the simpler route to matching pieces together saves a lot of frustration.

Oak and Walnut, 113mm dia.
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What do you core them with ? I hate losing all timber when doing big bowls :( not sure I can get anything reasonably priced to fit the CL4

Also I find that when doing the big bowls after I've hollowed them out they move a bit and are no longer round, this doesn't bother me on the bowls but I wanted to make a jewellery box for wifey but I'm worried about the lid not fitting due to movement after a day or so. I'm thinking of rough hollowing the piece I've got and storing it for a couple of months in the house before I finish it. (Its a piece of "dry" spalted beech from home of wood - So assume its not fully seasoned)
 

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Bigbud78":6hx7rey6 said:
What do you core them with ? I hate losing all timber when doing big bowls :( not sure I can get anything reasonably priced to fit the CL4
The 120-150mm boxes are constructed, basic blank cored with a parting tool and a false base fitted

I don't core large bowl blanks, do them so rarely these days cost of coring system not justified.

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Also I find that when doing the big bowls after I've hollowed them out they move a bit and are no longer round, this doesn't bother me on the bowls but I wanted to make a jewellery box for wifey but I'm worried about the lid not fitting due to movement after a day or so. I'm thinking of rough hollowing the piece I've got and storing it for a couple of months in the house before I finish it. (Its a piece of "dry" spalted beech from home of wood - So assume its not fully seasoned)
Arrange lid body interface so that you have an overlap shaped so that it disguises any oval movement.
 

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CHJ":1t66d251 said:
Yet another to gather the collection dust.

Oak and Walnut, 155mm dia.


That really suits my personal colour palette Chas. I think the oak works slightly better with the walnut than your classic Ash in fact. Not sure whether it's the colour or the more swirly grain texture but I really like that.
 

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Yes, I get what you mean Bob, it's a darker sample of Oak than some I've got think the impression may well be influenced by my photography as well.

This one is probably a mix too far for your senses, just trying to use up these odd lids.

Oak, Walnut & Elm, 120mm dia.
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Not so you'd notice Derek, despite filling another bag full of kindling for friends as I go.
Oh how hard it is not to salvage yet another pen/knob/sacrificial mounting blank from that odd split piece!

Boss keeps asking the similar question and making disparaging remarks about just making it shiny and moving it into the house.
 

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CHJ":2u0bcuuu said:
Boss keeps asking the similar question and making disparaging remarks about just making it shiny and moving it into the house.
I said I will turn another bowl after finishing the bubble effect one and the first thing out of the better half was "where do you think it will go" :lol: :lol: :lol:
 
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