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50 for 50 - turning 50 as I turn 50 #9: Green turning class = new horizons

03-19-2019 03:31 PM by mnguy | 0 comments »

So, these posts are a bit out of order. I took a Green Bowl Turning class at the Minneapolis Woodcraft in January. Great class, and Dan Larson was a terrific instructor. It was the first time I had used steel tools (the home shop is pretty much 100% carbide), and only the second time I had ever turned green wood. The bowl gouge was alternately frustrating (when I had my angle off and tore a chunk out of the rim of my bowl) and rewarding (nothing like a long ribbon of fresh box elder streaming off a blank). I am not ready to buy a grinder and a pile of steel turning tools, but it has already made me better with my carbide tools, and I have played with my bowl gouge and scraper at home. ...

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