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    Yes, very interesting the issue with the early...

    Yes, very interesting the issue with the early costs of an apprentice is offset here in Canada, where because of the need for skilled tradespeople, is offset by government funding allowing tradesmen...
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    Made a home made one from Aluminum but eventually...

    Made a home made one from Aluminum but eventually saved enough to buy a Vermec and have never looked back. Yes my home made on worked fine but did vibrate a bit and was a more difficult to adjust for...
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    Brad, I'd love to part with some roughed out...

    Brad, I'd love to part with some roughed out bowls but mine are air dried and I a little far away and dealing with out border would likely make it not worth either of our efforts!
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    I agree with the others here. Don't just...

    I agree with the others here. Don't just Anchorseal and see what happens. Nice thought to hold for someone else BUT it it were me I'd be cutting them up and then coating them after I planned on the...
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    I have a nice curved rest that has a resting...

    I have a nice curved rest that has a resting place on the wall behind my lathe and never gets used anymore.
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    I don't always but but when I do I use the beal...

    I don't always but but when I do I use the beal buffs mounted to a shaft between a couple of cheap pillow blocks. I started out buffing with the Beal System on my lathe but I didn't like the...
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    Joe, I started out trying to work with epoxy and...

    Joe, I started out trying to work with epoxy and resin on the cheap and found out that it wasn't worth the effort. I did 'sometimes' get a piece that was ok but never one I was really proud of. I now...
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    Thanks John look a lot like some tools being sold...

    Thanks John look a lot like some tools being sold commercially today with an added carbide cup cutter.
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    John, photo of big bertha, please?

    John, photo of big bertha, please?
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    Fred, deadly may be a little of an exaggeration...

    Fred, deadly may be a little of an exaggeration but the 'spikes' can quite easily stick into a finger.
    Here are a few photos but it was hard to get anything that provides a good photo of the...
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    LOL Stephen!!

    LOL Stephen!!
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    Thanks Jeffery good info. Not sure where these...

    Thanks Jeffery good info. Not sure where these burls grew but they came from Vancouver island. As far as pressure washing goes. Next time, if there is a next time I'll suit up in my waterproof rain...
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    Thanks everyone!!! Yellow Cedar as Ernest says...

    Thanks everyone!!! Yellow Cedar as Ernest says has these deadly spikes under the bark Which are, in my opinion the highlight of the burl. On second thought maybe not, as the curl and eyes are...
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    Yellow Cedar burl bark removal

    I think yellow cedar burls are about a pretty a burl as one can find. The problem for me it to remove the bark without damaging the spikes that protrude into the bark. Has anyone had any luck...
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    I use this one almost daily. With the extra as...

    I use this one almost daily. With the extra as far as I'm concerned!
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    Thanks Guys. I appreciate the comments. The two...

    Thanks Guys. I appreciate the comments. The two bigger pieces are either too big or too unbalanced for me to put straight onto the lathe as is. I think I will try a natural edge with the smaller one....
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    Ok, I thought it was worth a shot only because no...

    Ok, I thought it was worth a shot only because no one on Facebook would comment either . . . thanks anyway.
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    Don't know

    I really don't know what to do with this burls. All I know is the small one appears to be Douglas Fir. the other 2 may be Pine I am guessing because there seems to be some pitch on the outside of one...
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    I know there are lots of turners and other...

    I know there are lots of turners and other artists who say this is a 'safe' process if done properly but for me the end result just doesn't make it for me.

    In the beginning I must admit I admired...
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    I have one more thing to add to this thread. I...

    I have one more thing to add to this thread. I started out boiling and bagging or just bagging. I have shelves of prepared dry objects to return to the lathe but in the years that went by as I waited...
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    Brian, I watched it again, thanks.

    Brian, I watched it again, thanks.
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    Russel this is my feeling exactly BUT with so...

    Russel this is my feeling exactly BUT with so many world class turners now using NRS I wonder if we are missing the boat. I for one can hardly wait for Reed's Video1
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    I cut one off really easily with a zip cut blade...

    I cut one off really easily with a zip cut blade in a a small disc grinder.
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    I like to turn hollow forms as often as I can. I...

    I like to turn hollow forms as often as I can. I now leave a small tenon to grab with my chuck to sand when dry. I do use a freezer kiln and often wrap the outside with stretch plastic to try to slow...
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    William I hink in the other thread I mentioned...

    William I hink in the other thread I mentioned that I got a cheap monitor/tv with analog inputs from our Thrift Store. Here in BC they can be found quite easily on Craigslist or Varage. The only...
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