Definition of Natural Edge Item

I presenting a Computer Slideshow to the Townsville Woodturners (
Queensland, Australia) at their AGM on 6th Sept on the topic of natural
edge items. I'm devoting part of the presentation to a review of the
different definitions used to categorise a natural edge item for
competition by clubs around the globe. It would be much appreciated if
newsgroup members could reply to this message with their club's own
definition / specification. Webpages with good examples of the NE items
(spindle or face grain) would be nice as well. Thanks in advance.
Scott Anderson
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Scott Anderson
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I'd define it as any item that retains the outer surface of the cambium - whether that includes the bark or the natural surface the just underlies the bark and begins the sapwood portion of the tree. The edge must be left untouched though - once you begin shaping it you've effectively lost the "natural" edge.
I don't have any pics of a natural edge uploaded, but here's a pic of a bowl I'm half way done with:
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Owen Lowe
Hey nice piece of elm, looks like the walls of your bowl are pretty even!
> > > > I don't have any pics of a natural edge uploaded, but here's a pic of a > > bowl I'm half way done with: > > > > > > Dunno ... looks like you are ALL the way done with that bowl! > > ROFLOL! > > Bill > > -- >
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Neno Catania
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Thanks. After turning quite a few pieces of elm I'll go on record saying it's one of my least favorite woods. The interlocked grain makes it a tough wood.
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Owen Lowe
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Book matched bowls! What a concept! You gonna biscuit them together or go with the more traditional dowels? Of course, there's always T&G. Dovetails might be nice.
charlie b
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charlie b
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Holy Crap Charlie - you're referencing a message from August '04! Might I make a suggestion?
Evelyn Wood.

I never finished the other half, but when I do, I'll let you know how I assemble it.
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