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Geezer
Engineer

USA
10221 Posts

Posted - 11/02/2011 :  06:45:37 AM  Show Profile
Hi Marty....Yeah, I guess that would work too mate....
but, I have a complete woodworking shop in my 2nd garage,
and the lathe is a small one....JET Mini Lathe...Makes short work
of the dowels with a #2 gouge or skew...Bout 3-4 minutes. ;-)
I may post a small video when I get back to the lake.
also think the trunk should be a bit smaller in diameter.


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Rick
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USA
19801 Posts

Posted - 11/02/2011 :  09:02:29 AM  Show Profile
Geezer, IMHO the tree branches look a little short.
Other than that it looks very good.

As you think, so will you be.
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Geezer
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USA
10221 Posts

Posted - 11/02/2011 :  11:37:46 AM  Show Profile
Rick - Those "branches" are all about 1 - 1 1/2
inches in length.....thats how they arrive in the
package....I guess the only solution would be to
make the trunks about 3/8 bottom taper to1/8 at the top.....
Honest opinions are always welcomed, that's how we learn!

Thanks for input!

Geezer


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andykins
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 11/02/2011 :  12:32:37 PM  Show Profile  Visit andykins's Homepage
the tree looks good bill (i think we can forgive you for the cell phone photo ;) )

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Tommatthews
Fireman

8448 Posts

Posted - 11/02/2011 :  12:38:54 PM  Show Profile
Diameter to height ratio for a Douglas fir:

www.cof.orst.edu/cof/fr/research/organon/pubs/FRL_RC25.pdf

Go to the end of the document for a graph. Where is Frederick when we need him to explain the rest.
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milocomarty
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Netherlands
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Posted - 11/02/2011 :  1:00:47 PM  Show Profile  Visit milocomarty's Homepage
If I look at this http://www.flickr.com/photos/w-heartwood/6162557206/ this kinda trees don't have that much of a crown...but these trunks are a bit thinner..

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Geezer
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USA
10221 Posts

Posted - 11/02/2011 :  1:10:36 PM  Show Profile
Thanks Andy & Tom.....
So, from what I can get out of the chart,
A 50 footer would be around 20 inches thick at the base.
Dont seem like much to me for such a big tree.
I have some pines on my lot that are about 25 feet tall,
and I guesstimate thier diameter of about16 inches....
Now, I am totally confused.
So, my tree, being about 5/8 inches at the bottom,
would be about right for 16" (64 scale feet).....right?
LOL!!!!

Confused Geezer


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Tommatthews
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8448 Posts

Posted - 11/02/2011 :  1:19:05 PM  Show Profile
Bill,

I read the chart for 50 ft. to be about 10". That would be roughly 1/4". Now we are even thinner. [:-boggled]
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Rick
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USA
19801 Posts

Posted - 11/02/2011 :  1:58:53 PM  Show Profile
Hey, I'm hardly an arborist, so what do I know.
The proportions just look a little off to me.
Maybe it is the trunk that is too thick.


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Tommatthews
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8448 Posts

Posted - 11/02/2011 :  2:02:40 PM  Show Profile
One thing I noticed with my big trees is: as an individual you see their flaws, as a group they look much better.
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mabloodhound
Fireman

USA
5522 Posts

Posted - 11/02/2011 :  2:55:34 PM  Show Profile
I looked at the chart and gave up. Where's Frederic?

A 10" dia. base for a 50' tree seems kind of small though.

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Geezer
Engineer

USA
10221 Posts

Posted - 11/02/2011 :  3:03:37 PM  Show Profile
OK....you got me goin now....I will turn down some
"Twiggy" Cedars....when I get to the lake.....
It will probably be a while because of the visiting family.....
We'll get through this.......


Geezer


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Rick
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USA
19801 Posts

Posted - 11/02/2011 :  3:16:30 PM  Show Profile
I'm sorry Geezer. [:-ashamed]

I looked at the link Tom posted for about ten seconds and my eyes started to glaze and cross. [:-hypnotized]

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visman48
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USA
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Posted - 11/02/2011 :  3:30:19 PM  Show Profile  Visit visman48's Homepage  Click to see visman48's MSN Messenger address
Bill,
so you are going to "turn" some tree trunks? I just flip over a belt sander and shape some square pine stock, then wire brush them in the drill press. I like the 12-18" trees which could mean some big bases. Your log pole pines had small trunks all the way down, so do check out your tree type and see how they grow. Also depending upon variety some flared at the base. So what kind of tree are you making, cedar, pine, redwood, which type of pine....

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Geezer
Engineer

USA
10221 Posts

Posted - 11/02/2011 :  3:37:10 PM  Show Profile
Not to worry Rick.....
Les - I can turn a tree trunk sand it smooth and
part both ends off the lather in less than3 min tops....
I do a lot better at turning wood than MRR....LOL!
I make sectional bowls, coffee grinders up to a foot long,
salad bowls, etc.
When the tree comes off the lathe, it gets scraped with
a rough file and wire brush.....I'll do all the dowells
i have in less than a hour & a half....ready for stain or
paint.....;-)


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