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nev

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jurriaan":1hqi8xp1 said:
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Here is the blank on my lathe. a 35" bowl should be possible. Unfortunately, at the moment, I have to help the 3 HP motor to get it spinning and I have to reset the inverter after stopping it, because it isn't beefy enough to brake it down from 200/min in 10 seconds. My preferred weapon to attack it is the 1" Ashley Iles bowl gouge.

I shall tell my brother in Arnhem to expect a small earthquake when you start that spinning!
 

wabbitpoo

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You rotters - hijacking my post with even better gloats :( :( :(
 

OldWood

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Ahh, WP, that's the risk you take. (hammer) and why I suggested the topic should be sticky.

Jurriaan is clearly winning in size and Neil in quantity - 'size of' and 'quantity of' is left to the reader's imagination.

Rob
 

Neil Farrer

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OldWood":d1ezemwh said:
If you dangle your mouse over the photo it shows the title - so 'well id'd' by chance nothing to do with skill !!

Rob

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!
 

OldWood

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Shame I'm so far away - could have very happily traded elm for robinia !
 

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Since this seems to be the post to gloat on, I thought I'd add my little bit as well.

Doing a littl bit of retoration work on an old country church in rural South Ayrshire, and there was a Yew tree on th brinking of falling right through the building.

Since the wee church have a grand total of zero funds, I was paid by means of the entire tree. :mrgreen:

Unfortunately I can't put any of it out to offer you guys - I got a too-good-to-refuse offer from someone to take the majority of it off my hands as I really don't have the space to store so much at one time.

Anyway, they had the tree cut down and nicely stacked up waiting for it to be collected - which was duly done yesterday & today.
Underneath all the branch wood & thinner log parts, there were also a few trunk portions of about 24" diameter. :mrgreen:

There should be some more trees coming down from around the church over the next few months too, so if there's any up for grabs I'll let you all know.
 

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OldWood

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Ahhh - now south Ayrshire isn't that too far from Edinburgh and I have friends in those parts to visit too !! Hitchin is just a bit too far ! :lol: We cut a bit more of the elm today and there was a touch of green at one point so it may well be a wych elm.

It wasn't Mike Poole that took it was the yew, was it ?

Rob
 
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