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08-31-2011 06:21 AM

Drying green turnings in saw dust. - 4 replies

I just got my first lathe and started with small things from dried Oak and Cedar. Today I tried a straight piece of maple limb I have, it came down in the spring and so it’s still rather wet. I think I heard you should rough out the shape then let it dry before finishing it. If I remember the article right, collected saw dust is a ‘q...

07-14-2011 05:24 AM

Another question on pallet wood - 17 replies

I see a number of threads on recovering pallet wood, but I didn’t see anyone ask if a metal cutting bit could be used in a plunge router to cut just the head off the nail. That would leave the shank available to be pulled and the board would be 99% intack. I am concerned about shrapnel and the bit breaking but there are CNC units that cu...

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