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    I Have A Wood Lathe
    I Like To Turn Bowls And Boxes

    I Have Some Live-Cut Walnut Trunk
    I Cut A Couple Bowl-Size Chunks Off
    Now, I'm Not Going To Get To Them Right Away
    So To Keep Them From Cracking And Checking
    I Put Them In This Big Tub And Fill It With Water
    After About Five Days, They Sank To The Bottom
    They Sat In The Water About Seven More Days
    I Finally Dumped Them Out
    But Left Them Out In The Summer Heat
    About Five More Days
    When I Dusted Them Off, And Took A Look
    There Was No Cracking From Drying Or Shrinkage

    I Turned Some Bowls
    These Are Going To Shrink Across The Grain As They Dry
    But None Have Developed Any Cracks
    I Have Some Carving Blanks From This Batch
    They Include The Center Pith
    They've Been Sitting On My Garage Floor For 3wks
    Also No Cracking Or Splitting

    I've Never Heard Of This Anywhere In 30yrs
    I Have Another Bunch In The Water Tub Right Now
    I Haven't Tried This With Any Other Specie
    But If I Get Any More Fresh Logs
    I'll Try This On Them Also
     
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    pics?
     
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    I Don't Have A Digital Camera Except My Phone
    The Picture Quality Is Worse Than An Instamatic
    Wet Wood Has To Be Rough Turned
    Then It Has To Dry And Stabilize For At Least Three Months
    Then You Can Final Turn And Apply Finish
    That'll Put These About December

    I Will Have To Get At Least A Modest Digital
    If I Want To Post These Up For Sale
     
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    You ever build a clock?
     
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    i love burl bowls....cant afford them but love them....
     
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    Zero Walnut here. :(
     
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    i have walnut trees.....not located here....kar are you near western nc?
     
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    With Wooden Clock Works ??
    Never Had The Time
    Had Plans For One Of Those 16th Century, Tho
    I Have The Time Now, But Can't Find The Plans
    And They're Not Available For Sale Anywhere Now

    We Had Those Professional Cleaners Go After The Garage
    I Was Pretty Draconian On What I Let Go
    I Had Far Too Much Stuff
    That's Where The Plans Most Likely Went
     
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    I wish you hadn't mentioned garage. :(

    I threw out 2 cubic yards last week, need to do same this week.
    Found about 10 paint brushes.
     
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    I'm looking at a few plans right now. You can find them if you look hard enough. If you're interested, I will send you some of what I found. Wood gears always seem to warp as far as I can tell, so I'm thinking of cutting them out of laminate flooring. Won't be nearly as pretty, but It would at least have a better chance of working. If it turns out OK, the next one will probably have wooden gears.
     

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