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Table Pedestal Turning

by JerseyJoe
posted 01-28-2018 08:53 PM


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bondogaposis

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#1 posted 01-28-2018 09:34 PM

I’d go with poplar.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#2 posted 01-28-2018 09:50 PM

I’m with Bondo … I would go with poplar. It is relatively inexpensive, durable, turns nice, and takes paint well.

Turning is the way to go. They are probably hollow because they were turned from glued-up blanks.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#3 posted 01-28-2018 10:19 PM

Thanks for the quick reply, I have used poplar a lot over the years, but never turned it. There is no worry with chipping when turning since it is so soft?

-- Joe Massanova, Somerdale, NJ - www.novawoodworking.com

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#4 posted 01-28-2018 11:53 PM

There is no worry with chipping when turning since it is so soft?

Not in my experience … just make sure your tools and good and sharp.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#5 posted 01-29-2018 12:42 AM

Thanks Dane, I appreciate the information.

Regrards,
Joe

-- Joe Massanova, Somerdale, NJ - www.novawoodworking.com

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#6 posted 02-05-2018 08:13 PM

Hi Guys,

My wood selection has changed to be Oak. Now i’m trying to figure out how I go about glueing up or finding a 10×10x20 piece of oak to turn. Any suggestions?

Joe

-- Joe Massanova, Somerdale, NJ - www.novawoodworking.com

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Nubsnstubs

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#7 posted 02-05-2018 09:50 PM

Glue up staves with splines to hold it together. Cap the ends, and start turning….... Jerry (in Tucson)

-- Jerry (in Tucson) www.woodturnerstools.com

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