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Old 07-22-2019, 03:58 PM   #1
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It has been a very varied week so far. In the fall, my uncle brought me some Mayday logs from a house he was renovating, and he had to remove the tree. He thought they might have nice colour to them. But they were so wet! But I wanted to give him something to show my appreciation, so I cut a couple blanks from one piece, and dried them in the microwave over a week or so. The weight seemed to have stabilized, so I turned them, intending to give them to him for Christmas.

I knew I was awful close to the pith, but I was hoping the microwave drying would let me cheat. It didn't. After they were turned, they split, so I set them to one side and let them sit until last month. Then I filled the cracks with dyed blue epoxy. Re-turned them today, and put an antique oil finish on them. Will give them to my Aunt and Uncle tomorrow. The third pic shows the orientation of the two blanks relative to each other in the log.
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Nice save with the epoxy. Good stuff.
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Old 07-26-2019, 09:37 AM   #3
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Nice! I've been a long time fan of your wood.


Wait...that didn't come out right.


And neither did that.
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Old 07-26-2019, 05:47 PM   #4
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Nice! I've been a long time fan of your wood.


Wait...that didn't come out right.


And neither did that.
It never comes out right ...
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