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« on: December 17, 2006, 07:17:22 PM »
anyone in my neck of the woods who might have some wood turning stock for sale?matters not what kind..green or dry..log form or blocks,making christmas stuff for next year already :)

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Re: turning stock
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2006, 09:06:54 PM »
What sizes of material are you looking for?  I know you are looking for box elder but what else turns your fancy, pardon the pun of course?  I know that a couple of guys were selling burls.  I see you found one but try the for sale section.  Reid and Frank had some they were trying to sell.

I am on the east side of the state so it maybe a little to far but I am sure we come find something here if you are ever around this way.

I would like to see some pics of your work.  There is a thread on posting pics here to help you get started too.  Here is the link.
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Re: turning stock
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2006, 09:26:03 PM »
thanks farmer..my girl live near detroit so i spend a lot of time out east so to speak..anything but poplar and willow..too darned soft..have posted pics in my  gallery now

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Re: turning stock
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2006, 09:34:50 PM »
TF,

Cool pics.  You definitly have more patience than me.  I would make alot of firewood though.

Where in Detroit is your girl.  I am north west of the Blue Water bridge a ways.

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Re: turning stock
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2006, 08:47:07 AM »
I have a bunch of figured maple send me a message.
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« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2006, 05:14:57 PM »
Hi Turningfool, I'm in Sunfield, between Grand Rapids and Lansing. I have a block of spalted maple in my shop, If I remember right it's about 12"by 12" by 18". [I havent looked at it in awhile] I'm sure it would make two of something,I also have lots of logs of various species, so if your comeing through my my area give me a call and stop by. my email is in my profile, see ya.Bill
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Re: turning stock
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2006, 05:42:43 PM »
if anyone here has stuff just lying around ,as in wood.. that they want to be shed of....the rule for me is you get the first turning off from it..i never know what thats going to be most of the time..i just wing it..fairs is fair..will look you up between lansing and g.r. the large spalted blank would make a nice hollow form i am sure..you'll be hearing from me ;D

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« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2006, 06:22:34 PM »
TF,

Let me know if you are wandering over this way.  I am sure we can cut you a piece of something.  What size of material do you look for?  We have box elder but now really big as I like to keep it cut.

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Re: turning stock
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2006, 08:50:28 PM »
TF, ever find any staghorn sumac around 6 inch diameter? I knew an old timer than got a piece from a neighbor and made some jewelery boxes, but it looks a lot like butternut.
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Re: turning stock
« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2006, 04:52:54 AM »
Doug:size really doesnt matter,its a lot of fun mounting and spinning a 100 pound chunk getting it to run true slowly and cranking up the rpms to make long ribbons of wood fly..but small or large the end product is what catches the eye ,any size thats chuckable is great

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Re: turning stock
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2006, 06:30:02 AM »
I put a 5' long spalted very wormy piece of basswood on e-bay last week. Only got one bid for $1.00  I thought the carvers or turners would have been  interested.
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« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2006, 09:09:42 AM »
Post a picture for us, and let us see what it looked like? 
Maybe it just didn't get the right attention, and maybe the picture didn't sell the piece.
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Re: turning stock
« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2006, 12:23:12 PM »
The other thing is the fact that ebay is swamped with wood.
50% or more don't even get bids.

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« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2006, 03:45:14 PM »
basswood from what i hear is great for carving but have never really heard of anyone turning it..its grain pattern is pretty much lack luster and doesnt cut very well even with sharp tools..too soft and too much tear out..and furby is correct there is indeed tons od wood on ebay..as far as turners go ,they (at least i do)look for whatever catches their fancy from plain to wow! :)

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Re: turning stock
« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2006, 04:13:44 PM »
Some folks get permits from DNR and pick up nubbins on the logging yards. Sometimes there are trimmings when cutting for veneer grade. Might find a curly or small section of birdseye, or even a burl. I know a couple of sections of birdseye in maple ridges. One right beside a friend's camp and another may have been clearcut by now. I was driving by some of their yard wood and there was a lot of birdseye figure in some of it, but most was hollow or mineral inside. Barely made pulp. We are talking virgin timber and the stuff was at least 250 years old, and a lot of nasty, narly,twisty wood.
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« Reply #15 on: December 22, 2006, 06:23:32 PM »
there is some state land near where i work where i hunt for fall "honeydew" mushrooms..a few years ago i stumbled upon the biggest root type burl i had ever seen..i drive a club cab 4x4 and its easily 1&1/2 the times the size of my truck..it has 9- 20-36" dia.red oaks coming out of it but alas its on state land and way too far back in to ever harvest it..but i make a point to see it several times each year..yup..woodturners are a "crazy" sort

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Re: turning stock
« Reply #16 on: December 26, 2006, 06:24:53 AM »
I haven't loaded any photo's in a while and forgot how to insert the photo code into a post. The basswood that I sold for a dollar is in my gallery, for anyone wants to see it. I think it sold so cheap because I used the freight calculator in the listing. It quoted over $200.00 to move the wood within my own zip code/town. :o
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Re: turning stock
« Reply #17 on: December 26, 2006, 09:13:55 AM »
Hey TF, welcome!

We love turning, and we like fools ... So you'll fit in well...   smiley_turkey_dancing smiley_turkey_dancing smiley_turkey_dancing Need more fools around here, It was gettin' lonely.

Pity you aren't just a LITTLE closer, you could have as much timber as you could turn off our place, no problems, so long as you let me come drool over your magic works.

Thanks for posting photos, they're amazing. I LOVE the hat!

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« Reply #18 on: December 26, 2006, 12:36:41 PM »
thanks for the welcome..have turned a few aussie timbers/seed pods..but nothing major

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Re: turning stock
« Reply #19 on: December 26, 2006, 05:13:09 PM »
Can you get Banksia pods easilly over there?

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