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I just cut a large black walnut that was hanging over the house. The main trunk is about 20 inches in diameter, two feet from the ground and to 15 inches in diameter thirty feet up. Already started cutting it into blanks for turning bowls, candle sticks etc. Any turners here? I'd be interested in swapping for some other kinds of wood.

BTW: Bodger is an old English term for a wood turner
 

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Sounds like a big ole tree to me. Bet that will make some fine pieces. I just got into the hobby/obsession myself. Don't have much for trade, but would open to buying whatever you may have laying around.
 

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Yes, I've turned a few bowls along with a lot of other things. Here's a look at a coring tool that I use to get the most out of a block of wood.


Took to painting a few of them..





Got a bunch rough turned and drying in my shed. I'll get around to finish turning them one of these days.

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HuntnCarve said:
Yes, I've turned a few bowls along with a lot of other things. Here's a look at a coring tool that I use to get the most out of a block of wood.


Took to painting a few of them..





Got a bunch rough turned and drying in my shed. I'll get around to finish turning them one of these days.

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Those are beautiful! Are they cut from a single block of wood or did you glue pieces together? Don't know much about this.
 

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I start with a solid log section roughly 20" in diameter. I split the log in half. Then rough saw it into a circle on the bandsaw. Then I chuck the round onto the lathe and turn the outside round.


The photos give you an idea.
The coring knives allow me to get a couple smaller bowls out of the bowl blank.



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The bowl coring system I use is Oneway. Pretty simple and straight forward to use. I have no experience with the other systems unfortunately. If you have any questions regarding the Oneway let me know.

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Zimmerstutzen,
I could trade you some black cherry for walnut.
 
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