Turning Archive 2004

Subject:
Newbee Advice Please *PIC*

Tim Grenville-Cleave
>I have been 'lumbered' with a (Heavy)log cut into 6 pieces each 12"X12" Bark is smoothish silvery to bronze. Lightish wood but no real discernable difference between sap and heartwood, but some patterning radiating out from the heart throughout the entire length. Also what appears to be some blue/green staining is becoming noticable across the cut surfaces. The tree was cut down 2 1/2 years ago and stored in a timber outbuilding. I am informed it is Holly ... ??

If I mount the prepared blank as I would normally do Grain perpendicular to the Lathe bed I will lose most if not all of the patterning. I do not have the tooling nor the experience to go for hollow forms. Please ...any ideas or advice.

Tim
aka WobblyBootie

Sorry the photo is crud newbee at that too :)

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