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Johnny65

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Hi Guys.

I've been given some seasoned logs and part finished bowls by someone who no longer does wood turning.
Thing is, there are some serious 3-4mm wide cracks in them. Question is, are they safe to use and how do you fill the cracks if I do use them.

Cheers John.
 

Paul Hannaby

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If the cracks are significant then no, they probably aren't safe to turn. Some may suggest filling with glue or resin but you will still end up with a bowl with a crack in it, which doesn't often look good! Personally, I would put them on the firewood pile and turn something that will better reward the time I put into it.
 
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