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Recycling Old timbers (reciclando maderas viejas)

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Please, help me correct the English translation

Hace dos años, más o menos, debido a una vieja gotera, me vi obligado a reemplazar el machimbre del techo del garage. Como resultado obtuve algunas decenas de maderas de pino en buen estado, de 1 cm de espesor por 9 de ancho, y de largo variable. En casa no tengo mucho lugar para guardar cosas voluminosas como un montón de maderas, así que las colgué de un alero en el fondo, sobre una especie de cuna hecha con una soga.

Seleccioné las tablas más sanas y les eliminé los bordes, que en su mayor parte estaban astillados o rotos. Esto redujo el ancho a unos 7 cm, y me permitió hacer una segunda selección que arrojó un lote de maderas utilizables para pequeñas estanterías y otros usos. Con las restantes decidí hacer un experimento de torneado que se me ocurrió hace muchos años, y que alguien publicó acá hace un tiempo, pero no pude encontrar el instructable.

Two years ago, more or less, because of an old leak, I had to replace the socket jointed roof of the garage. As a result I got a few dozen of pine woods in good condition, 1 cm thick and 9 wide, and variable length. At home I have not much place to store bulky items like a pile of wood and hung from the eaves at the bottom, on a cradle made of a rope

I selected the healthier tables and eliminated the edges, which mostly were chipped or broken. This reduced the width to about 7 cm, and allowed me to make a second selection showed a lot of wood I used for small shelves and other uses. With the remainder I decided to do an experiment of turning I thinked many years ago, and that someone posted here a while ago, but I could not find the instructable.

 
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your wood working is beautiful. Your a very talented wood worker. I wish I had the talent you have.
rimar2000 (author)  mattthomas9920032 years ago
Thanks, Matt. I think that I am persistent, not talented.
a918bmxr2 years ago
absolutely beautiful!
good job!
rimar2000 (author)  a918bmxr2 years ago
Thanks, a918bmxr!
Phil B3 years ago
Osvaldo,

The bowls are beautiful. You can be proud that you cut the pieces of lumber with your home adapted saw and you turned the bowls on your homemade lathe.
rimar2000 (author)  Phil B3 years ago
Thanks, Phil. I still have to discover the mine and produce steel for making tools!

The bowls are beautiful, despite several flaws, I agree. And my wife think the same!!! That is uncommon, I am worried...

BTW, are there any gross errors in English?
No errors are gross. Some are quaint. You communicate well. Thank you for sharing this with us, the bowls are wonderful!
rimar2000 (author)  fireguard3 years ago
Thanks, Google Translator be lauded!

Yes, the bowls are nice, but nobody wants to pay for them the work they cost.
Dr Qui3 years ago
Fantastic job, these look amazing.

I have not yet tried to do a bowl made from layers yet.
rimar2000 (author)  Dr Qui3 years ago
Thanks, Andy. Yes they are nice bowls. I made 7 or 8 to gift the family women.
thepelton3 years ago
Elm is "Ulmus sp."
Paulownia is "Paulownia tomentosa".
rimar2000 (author)  thepelton3 years ago
Thanks, thepelton, but I live in Argentina. Here is not easy to get something wasted, because almost nobody throw a thing if it can be sold out. However, I usually bring home things that I find, cast away and that may be useful, including some old wood. Anyway, thanks for your concern!
thepelton3 years ago
There are a number of sources for free wood. One, if you're not too particular about the thickness and species is to reclaim pallet wood. Shipping pallets can be found outside and behind various stores and businesses. Just be sure and ASK before taking.

Another source is windfall. Some species of tree cure easily, and can be used for woodworking quite well. Two I know of are Chinese Elm and Paulownia. Both are introduced species in parts of North America, and can be cut with impunity.
Excelente amigo de donde eres soy de La Paz, BCS México. Saludos
rimar2000 (author)  pacorros_20003 years ago
Soy argentino, vivo a 42 Km de Buenos Aires en una ciudad bastante plana y tranquila.

Si cliqueas en el nombre del autor del instructable o del comentario, entras a "su" página, donde suelen estar los datos personales.

Gracias por el comentario.
kleinjahr3 years ago
Very nice,muy bueno.
To make it easier, less splinters, to turn the boards round I suggest that you clip the corners off. Make them octagons before putting them on your lathe. Also the central mounting hole could be plugged with a contrasting wood or eliminated entirely by glue mounting to a sacrificial block. It's an old way of mounting but still usable. Checkout these sites for old turning books.
http://www.archive.org/index.php
http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page
http://chestofbooks.com/index.html
rimar2000 (author)  kleinjahr3 years ago
Yes, I agree with both asseverations. I thinked to use the sacrificial block, if fact just I did it, but I don't show it in the instructabe because this was done before.

A corner of a square board broke a glass in my workshop. It is partially the price I must pay to learn.

Thanks for the links, thanks for the comment.
I hesitate to correct your english but i think you are talking about a bicycle tube. The inner tube of a bicycle tire? From what I can see this is called an inner tube.
rimar2000 (author)  hawkeye.tech3 years ago
Yes, it is as you say. I will correct the text, I use Google translator because I speak only spanish. Thanks very much!
Dr. Pepper3 years ago
soooooooooooooooo gorgeous what amazing wood!
rimar2000 (author)  Dr. Pepper3 years ago
Thanks, I'm glad you like them!
laxap3 years ago
Really beautiful! I like them -- one more project on my to-do-list.

Alternating the wood grain direction gives very aesthetic results.

Be proud of yourself and enjoy your work. Thanks for sharing.
rimar2000 (author)  laxap3 years ago
Thanks for your compliment!
ChrysN3 years ago
They look gorgeous!
rimar2000 (author)  ChrysN3 years ago
Thanks, ChrysN.

Marketing Survey: Would you pay $6 for one of them?

I am planning to become "the bowls's tycoon"
.  I think you are under-selling yourself. I have to agree that $125 is more than I would pay for a simple hand-turned bowl, but $6 is too little. IMNSHO, $15-25 would be a better price.
.  Of course, if you charge $125 per bowl, you don't have to sell very many. :)
rimar2000 (author)  NachoMahma3 years ago
Nacho, there in "first world" (USA, Europe, Japan, etc) things costs more than here, as a general rule. It is true that 6 dollars is a price a little low, considering that each piece consuming me almost an hour of work, although the raw material is free. Free but limited: timber that I have probably made me reach a few ten, then I'd have to buy.

Anyway, I will try to auction off a bowl in Mercado Libre (free market, the Sud American eBay), maybe someone decides to pay more I guess.
. If/when you decide to ship to US, please PM me. I would like to have a rimar2000 original on my shelf.
rimar2000 (author)  NachoMahma3 years ago
OK, when the next container be full, I will PM you.
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Yes. I think that is a bargain, if you search the internet for handmade wooden bowls they can cost a lot more, for example http://www.etsy.com/listing/47671071/baltic-birch-bowl?ref=cat2_gallery_15.
rimar2000 (author)  ChrysN3 years ago
EEEEHHHH, that is an abuse!!!!

Who did it? Michelángelo?

Ditto.

It reminds me of some old souvenirs from Croatia sitting on a book shelf at our house. Just beautiful.
rimar2000 (author)  Treasure Tabby3 years ago
Yes, they the Croats were copied from me ...

Thanks!
CrLz3 years ago
Wonderful!
rimar2000 (author)  CrLz3 years ago
Thanks!
Very nice - I'm tempted to try my hand at this now (we have lots of scrap wood of a perfect size in my basement). I agree with ChrysN - I've seen these types of bowls being sold in galleries for $80 or more, and even in raw wood shops, they usually go for $20 to $30. I'd think you'd have a lot of success with these if you can keep up a good supply of free lumber! Kudos.
rimar2000 (author)  valhallas_end3 years ago
Here is difficult to sell them above 5 or 6 U$S each.
Maybe my future will be to export them. But the problem is the shipping, it should be a significant amount, but I can do, for now, only 6 or 7 per day, at most.

Thanks!
Culturespy3 years ago
Really well done! Great work as always.
rimar2000 (author)  Culturespy3 years ago
Thanks, Culturespy!
Really beautiful. I especially like how the inside of the bowl is just as amazing as the outside.
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