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Woodturning in Romania #3: adjustments & first bowl

09-01-2011 09:55 PM by Ovidiu | 1 comment »

Unfortunately I did’t remove the problem of lathe at 100%. Still warm, but I can work continuously about 1 / 2 hour. I managed to align pulleys and found a serious distributor for driving belts. These are high quality and resistant to heat. I bought 5 pieces because they are cheap, about $ 4 each.So, full of joy, I chose a piece of green walnut and I made a bowl. Before I start it turning, the wood has been outside about three months. I made a rough turn and I dried the bowl in the microwave. The method was as follows: 3 rounds of 2 minutes at medium power, alternating with about half an hour cooling off. Then I mounted in chuck and I finished turning. I finished with sandpaper an...

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