Day 17: back to the log dump

Ben Carpenter chews through wood like a manic pack of beavers with chainsaw teeth, so he recruits Neil to return to the Philadelphia city parks log dump for more free wood. It’s Wednesday Day 17 of the 2013 International Turning Exchange. 

Big lumps of sycamore appear on the workshop floor.

Big lumps of sycamore and maple appear on the workshop floor.

Ben tackles this block, roughing out a form that's quite new to him (see his post titled  ).

Ben tackles this block, roughing out a form that’s quite new to him (see his post titled Finding my Groove).

Neil Turner meanwhile continues to turn bottle forms, this one intended for a collaboration with Malcolm and Gaynor. The pencil lines indicate where he would like them to begin carving.

Neil Turner  continues to turn bottle forms, this one intended for a collaboration with Malcolm and Gaynor. The pencil lines indicate where he would like them to begin carving.

Malcolm tapes up a new cluster of forms using the bending plywood, a new material to him and Gaynor.

Malcolm tapes up a new cluster of forms using the bending plywood, a new material to him and Gaynor.

Ben declares this carved and painted piece to be about done so I move it onto my improvised photo stage for a portrait.

Ben declares this carved and painted piece to be about done so I move it onto my improvised photo stage for a portrait.

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