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Turning Air and Manitoba Maple.

I have a pile of dried wood to get through in one (actually several) place in the shop. This piece was on the top so I decided to see what was in it. It turns out to be Manitoba Maple from the hurricane two years ago. Manitoba Maple Wing Bowl Image
The ends have split some so they need to be removed. I have decided to turn the whole piece instead of breaking it up for a lot of small ones. Manitoba Maple Wing Bowl Image
Once the ends have been trimmed I am left with a piece about 14" long. Manitoba Maple Wing Bowl Image
Using the chain saw I get an area flat enough to fasten a small faceplate. Manitoba Maple Wing Bowl Image
I have decided to turn it on my bowl lathe. There is no possible way this piece will be balanced, but the lathe is bolted to the floor and even though it has a slow speed of 575 rpm, it should still be able to handle this piece. Manitoba Maple Wing Bowl Image
I will begin at the bottom of the piece and remove wood to clear the screws. Manitoba Maple Wing Bowl Image

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