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    Opportunity next door

    My neighbor had a large blow down in a storm. 2 weeks later another limb went down. This one did damage to her garage. It punched a 2 foot diameter hole in the roof. The tree was rotting in the middle but wasn't apparent. Insurance said to remove the tree. I have enough timber to last awhile.

    Last week one of my turning mates thought it would be fun to have a bowl turning marathon. We knocked out 25 in one afternoon. I was beat by the end of the day.

    The tree was a Hackberry.

    All the bowls are in the 6-8 inch range. When dried they will be used for a club activity.
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    Well done Terry. I managed to buy some wet Oak from a treefeller nearby. Cost me 10.00 (about $8.00) for 6 large diameter logs, some where over 18iches thick. Did quite well there. I have already sawn some into managable sizes and sealed the ends. Just have to wait for a year or so for them to dry out.

    Sorry about the damage to your neighbour's house though. Must have frightened them when that happened. Hope it repairs OK. Nice wood too.

    Cheers
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    Nice score Terry plenty to keep you busy.

    Quote Originally Posted by Frederick View Post
    Well done Terry. I managed to buy some wet Oak from a treefeller nearby. Cost me 10.00 (about $8.00) for 6 large diameter logs, some where over 18iches thick. Did quite well there. I have already sawn some into managable sizes and sealed the ends. Just have to wait for a year or so for them to dry out.

    Sorry about the damage to your neighbour's house though. Must have frightened them when that happened. Hope it repairs OK. Nice wood too.

    Cheers
    Frederick
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    Cheers Derek thanks. I will turn a few this weekend and seal with PVA.

    Thanks again.

    Cheers
    Frederick

     
     
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    Found wood you dream about .

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    One persons insurance claim is another persons treasure! lovely looking bowls!

     
     
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    25 in one afternoon, definitely beer O'clock after that.

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