Attention, Turners & Carvers

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Dennis
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My company is starting a project in CLT that involves removing some Poplar, Walnut & other trees. The property is an Historic Site and the Curator wants to have some bowls, spoons & possibly other utensils made from the wood. I explained that bowl turnings usually had to cure for up to 1 year before finishing & subject to checking. They are okay with that. As they have a very limited budget, they wanted to trade wood for the work. I cannot negotiate for them, but if you would be interested in doing some of this type thing, PM me with contact info to forward.
 

Glennbear

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Glenn
Perhaps you might suggest pens to shorten the wait time between tree and finished project ? I am not set up yet to turn pens but maybe arrangements could be made with someone who is. I would think a historical site would be able to market pens to visitors easily to raise funds. :wsmile:
 

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Dennis
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Perhaps you might suggest pens to shorten the wait time between tree and finished project ? I am not set up yet to turn pens but maybe arrangements could be made with someone who is. I would think a historical site would be able to market pens to visitors easily to raise funds. :wsmile:
I think they were looking for items to display as replicas of early to mid 19th century housewares. I'll certainly pass along the pen idea. :icon_thum
 

ScottM

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Lots of folks turn green wood especially when it comes to bowls and then let them dry. Depending on wood and weather you are looking at 1-3 months log to finished bowl. Pen use smaller stock which will dry quicker but you still need to mill and prep the stock before it will dry properly. So pens vs bowls is almost a wash.
 
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