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Derek Goins
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Jan 18th, 2014 at 1:47pm
 
Alright guys I've been hunting around for this information and can't quiet answer the question.  When ever I see someone turning a bowl I see them with the bark still on...turning it from the side of the wood I don't understand this.

In my picture of these logs I my brain tells me to just saw them into discs since they're already round, yet I don't see anyone doing this, it's like they took a chunk out of the side of the log instead.  Does this have to do with wood grain?  I'd appreciate any input.  Also still trying to indentify this stuff.

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Re: Dynamics of wood grain...?
Reply #1 - Jan 18th, 2014 at 1:56pm
 
Go to John Jordan's website, he has an article "Understanding Green Wood". Good explanation of how wood moves and how to cut logs for turning.
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Reply #2 - Jan 18th, 2014 at 2:03pm
 
Ahhhh that's perfect! Thanks Dwight, looks like some great reading.
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Reply #3 - Jan 18th, 2014 at 3:16pm
 
Derek ,
The best thing I ever did when starting was to go to "Woodturner.org". This is the American Association of Woodturners website. They have a feature " find a chapter" , you put in your location and clubs in your area are displayed. This will put you I touch with local turners who can help you with "hands on ".
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Reply #4 - Jan 18th, 2014 at 8:06pm
 
This will help you
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Reply #5 - Jan 18th, 2014 at 8:10pm
 
Wow Ed that helps alot! thank you very much.
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Reply #6 - Jan 20th, 2014 at 8:45am
 
You can also look up Norfolk Island Pine (NIP) bowls for examples of pith-in turning as you describe it.
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Reply #7 - Jan 20th, 2014 at 10:01am
 
That's great!
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