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I need to acquire some bowl blanks to make Christmas presents for the family. I am not going to be late this year.

I don't have room to dry wood and my feet and legs won't let me go out and find wood so buying dry bowl blanks is all I have left to do. Ebay has a lot of bowl blanks, some green and some dry. They say the green blanks have the ends coated with wax but I don't know how long it would take them to dry. So if you guys can help me I will appreciate it very much.
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If I still had my lathe, and actually liked using it, I'd just glue up some bowl blanks.

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If I still had my lathe, and actually liked using it, I'd just glue up some bowl blanks.
Great minds think alike don't they, Joat. I have thought about doing just that. What I don't like is the glue line which will not be much but you can still see it.

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Great minds think alike don't they, Joat. I have thought about doing just that. What I don't like is the glue line which will not be much but you can still see it.
Depends on how you think about it. Apparently there are some glue that are virtually invisible when they dry, I've never tried any tho, I stick with Titebond II for everything. But the good part is, it doesn't matter if the glue lines would be visible. 'Cause you're going to give them away, so let the new owner worry about that. Anyway, I'm thinking a dark glue would leave a very visible glue line, and that would look pretty nice.

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go surfing for "segmented bowl", they are all glued together pieces.
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Weldbond dries clear and in my opinion it is superior to the Titebond glues. T3 may be more water resistant but but if I need really good water resistance I use epoxy or polyurethane anyway.
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Go to www.woodturner.org and search there. I think you will find several places that sell bowl blanks.

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Go to www.woodturner.org and search there. I think you will find several places that sell bowl blanks.
You need friends like I have, every piece shown has been GIVEN to me. As for glue, I use Canian made WELDBOND, it produces a joint stronger than the wood and it goes off quickly and dries colourless.
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Go to www.woodturner.org and search there. I think you will find several places that sell bowl blanks.
I didn't find anything on their site, John. I am not a member so that may be why.

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Weldbond is a way superior product over Titebond.....
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