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Gord Roberts
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Every day is awesome, a gift to be savoured
Every day is awesome, a gift to be savoured

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Last weekend, I begged a few lengths of fresh red alder from an arborist working the neighbourhood. I really like turning wet wood and especially red alder as the sap turns red as it dries, which intensifies the grain somewhat. Inside one of the pieces I found this goblet, but the log wouldn't let it go. Oven-dried the same day, 6 hours at 170F
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15/09/2016
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Last weekend, I begged a few lengths of fresh red alder from an arborist working the neighbourhood. I really like turning wet wood and especially red alder as the sap turns red as it dries, which intensifies the grain somewhat. Inside one of the pieces I found this goblet, but the log wouldn't let it go. Oven-dried the same day, 6 hours at 170F
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15/09/2016
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I like yellow cedar. It has lovely colour, interesting but subtle grain and the brittle fibres demand my full attention, making it ideal for a beginner. I made these for a crafter friend.

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13/09/2016
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I like yellow cedar. It has lovely colour, interesting but subtle grain and the brittle fibres demand my full attention, making it ideal for a beginner. I made these for a crafter friend.

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13/09/2016
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A while ago I spotted a piece of maple in my neighbour's firewood pile. He was kind enough to spare it from the flames for me. First half of the piece rough turned for drying.
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A while ago I spotted a piece of maple in my neighbour's firewood pile. He was kind enough to spare it from the flames for me. First half of the piece rough turned for drying.
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Was excited to get my new P&N 5/8 bowl gouge in the mail the other day and wanted the handle to be a bit special.
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07/09/2016
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Was excited to get my new P&N 5/8 bowl gouge in the mail the other day and wanted the handle to be a bit special.

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07/09/2016
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Reground a 3/8 spindle gouge for detailed work. On my way to visit new great nephew so thought to bring a rattle along.
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Some nice fresh Yellow Cedar came on the market a while back. Thanks to Stephen Ogle and Robbie the Woodturner for project ideas.
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10/08/2016
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