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02-15-2018 07:01 PM

Starter Lathe questions - 14 replies

Hello everyone! I’ve been interested in trying my hand at wood turning for awhile now but am most interested in turning bowls. Nothing too large but a nice 8-10” bowl would be perfect! Questions: 1- What is the minimum HP required to turn a piece of green wood large enough to cut an 8” bowl? The mini lathes seem like they aren’t powerful enou...

12-14-2017 03:04 AM

Hot pan that chars cutting board - 12 replies

Hi everyone. I make 1.5” thick end grain cutting boards that generally consist of hard maple, purpleheart, walnut and cherry in different amounts. I recently gave one to a friend of mine and he loves to cook with cast iron. He asked if he bakes something in the over at 350-400 degrees, can he safely set the cast iron pan on the cutting board wit...

07-09-2017 08:31 PM

End grain cutting board wobble! - 6 replies

I’ve made about a dozen end grain cutting boards using maple, walnut and Purple Heart with maple generally the main wood. They are getting better and better as I iron out all the little trouble spots I’ve had since starting. One problem that I continue to run into is board wobble!! I’ve made birds ranging from 1.25” to 1....


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