PAPER BIRCH LOG
PAPER BIRCH LOG
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LENGTH = DIAMETER
LENGTH = DIAMETER
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BOUND FOR BANDSAW
BOUND FOR BANDSAW
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TWO HALVES (BLANKS)
TWO HALVES (BLANKS)
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SCRIBING THE BLANK
SCRIBING THE BLANK
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SHAPING THE BLANK
SHAPING THE BLANK
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READY FOR THE LATHE!
READY FOR THE LATHE!
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MAKING A BOWL BLANK

TO MAKE A SIDE GRAIN BOWL, I CUT A SECTION OF THE LOG ROUGHLY THE SAME LENGTH AS THE DIAMETER. WITH A BANDSAW, I CUT THE LOG ACROSS THE DIAMETER, AND THEN TRIM THE HALF SECTION TO MAKE IT CLOSER TO ROUND BEFORE MOUNTING IT ON THE LATHE.