Turning Archive 2005

Subject:
I Need Help--

Ken Oakley-Sunny St. Cloud, Fla.
>I have access to some really great,highly figured Spalted and non spalted camphor and citrus wood. Both types are not very suitable for cutting flatboard lumber as the trees and branches curve so much.
I have been cutting most of it into pen blanks, 13/16" X 13/16" X 6" and selling on Ebay. I wind up with a lot of pieces shorter then 6" and thought maybe I could list the shorts as stooper,(bottle), blanks.
What is considered a good H W D dimension for stopper blanks? I sometimes also get small blocks maybe 3"X4"X4" approx. Would Turners buy these blocks for bowls etc. I can get some blanks larger but citrus is a very dense heavy wood and I am afraid the shipping will scare people away from bidding.

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