Turning Archive 2007

Subject:
Wasted wood from a bowl blank?

Stephen Gehres
>I'm sure this is a really dumb question, but it's something that's been stuck in my craw for quite some time. Here goes...

You have a really expensive, exotic bowl blank that you're planning to make a nice bowl from. When "I" look at that blank, I see 10 beautiful pen blanks just sitting in the middle staring at me. And they're taunting me with "You can't get me... You can't get me... Na na na na na!" Then I turn my bowl (which I still haven't attempted yet) and all those beautiful pen blanks get sucked right down into the dust collector.

What does everyone else see? Is there a way to get at these little devils without degrading the quality of the bowl you intend to make with it?

Still a newbie,

~Steve

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