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Lonsdale73

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Yesterday, I received these:

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In total, there are fifteen blanks, seven bowls, eight spindles, made up as follows:

Bowls;
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Red Grandis 230mm Diameter x 30mm depth
Meranti 180mm x 49mm
Utile 150mm x 36mm
Iroko 150mm x 50mm
American Ash 142mm x 48mm
Beech 136mm x 48mm
Tulipwood 132mm x 48mm

Spindles;
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Wellingtonia 75mm sq x 200mm
Lime 50mm x 185mm
American Ash 50mm x 235mm
Tulipwood 50mm x 295mm
Sapele 57mm x 180mm
Meranti 46mm x 230mm
Beech (x2) 1 @ 48mm x 170mm & 1 @ 48mm x 170mm

With carriage, the whole lot cost under £39. Being new to this I don't know if that reprsents value for money or not but doesnt seem too bad to me.

Today, I picked up these:
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12 pieces in all, I'm told they're Ash, approx 80mm in diameter and maybe 250mm long, £6 for the lot. Except, they all look something like this:
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I'm not sure these are safe to turn?
 

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marcros

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the £39 lot seems good value to me. no idea what they would cost elsewhere but you got plenty, hours of turning fun there.

The ash, I would want to know how deep the shakes go and I would also be hesitant.
 
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