Yes and no for the blank size honestly. So in a limb with an offset pith, cutting it out may get a really nice bowl blank but enough for a spindle blank but not necessarily another bowl blank. Just gotta play with it and do what you can and not be discouraged over what may be "lost" in the cutting process. Just focus on getting some nice bowl blanks as you can't save it all. Maybe consider learning to but the bowl blanks yourself, not many places around that truly understand how to get the most out of cutting bowl blanks as they focus on and know slabs and dimensional wood which isn't quite the same thing.Since the "logs" I have are branches the pith is off center, so when I cut at the pith one blank will be larger and make larger bowl. Right?
The comments have been encouraging so I am off to the next step - finding someone whom I can pay to turn bowls. I will start a new thread on this to catch more eyes.
Bob:... finding someone whom I can pay to turn bowls. ....
Fair enough. Just let me know if there is anything beyond what they are doing that you may need help with.Sabertooth and Mike Davis,
We have gotten in touch with Chapel Hill Wood Turners and they have agreed to turn our ash limbs into bowls. They are a group of 50 turners who are very nearby and can do the whole lot (up to what we can afford). So we are underway with them.
We really appreciate your offer to turn some of these bowls.