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02-15-2016, 09:49 AM
When I bought my lathe from Chef Chris several years ago he asked if I also wanted the end cuts from a carpenter friend's work with 4 x 4 red cedar ballusters. I said yes of course. Well yesterday I ran them through the table saw and now have 100 1" x1" x 7" pieces of perfect red cedar blanks for turning/building poppers in the next few weeks.

Also milling 2 1/4" x 6 1/4" 7' long red cedar plank today, one of four I have, to make up some fatter, slightly longer swimmers. Way ahead of the game this winter.

02-15-2016, 10:06 AM
Wow, glad to see you're finally using that red cedar!!!
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02-15-2016, 04:18 PM
Seems like a project but oddly enough I like milling wood once I start. I usually will rip the boards just shade larger than what I need to turn.

That red cedar should be perfect for what you're trying to make.

02-15-2016, 06:00 PM
I did some 2" sq. and the rest 1 1/4 sq.

I have two more planks that are 2 5/16" x 6 1/4 and are 6' long. Be milling those shortly just to get them done.
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