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Be carefull what you wish for (Read 251 times)
 
Ross Patston Gill
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Be carefull what you wish for
Dec 15th, 2017 at 8:44pm
 
I was watching a neighbour trimming a large willow and asked if I could have a piece to turn. He agreed on the condition that I made 2 pieces . . . . .one for him as well. After getting the wood roughed out I set it on my lathe and the shaving began to fly. Happy with the external shape I turned my efforts to hollowing out the inside. I have been turning hollow forms for many years and enjoy the challenge of working with unfamiliar woods but when I heard a tick. . . .tick. . . .tick from I side and felt a slight knocking on the freshly honed tip of my brand new half inch gouge I thought I may have hit a small stone embedded in the wood. .. . On closer inspection it appeared to be a nail but I never expected what I eventually dug out. It turn out well in the end with the stain caused by the embedded nail clearly visible. Over the years i have found small stones, fencing staples and even barbed wire inside blocks on the lathe. Anyone else had any surprises in wood they have turned?
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George Hurlburt
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Re: Be carefull what you wish for
Reply #1 - Dec 15th, 2017 at 10:55pm
 
I had a lead bullet in a walnut log, I pried it out and went on.
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