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This half of an oak blank has been in my shop since I started. Tried to turn the other half with the Craftsman tools and it was so hard it would just ride over the top. This is also before I learned how to do any kind of efficient sharpning. With the new tools that I bought that were bowl gouges and sharp I was able to turn this. Not the prettiest thing I have ever turned but after others posted the same type werk I decided to post it. I took a dental tool and removed most of the worm stuff.

It is made of oak and about 5" wide and about 3 1/2" high. I finished with Capt Eddies OB Shine Juice.

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Dewayne, you were workin with what the worms left behind, well done… Oak isn't easy to turn, you must have gotten those new tools pretty sharp.
 

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It would be nice to find those worms while they are eating the wood and use them for fish bait. No seriously
Dewayne thats a pretty good bowl turning. I too! am still on the learning curve as far as sharping my chisels,
keep up the good work and thanks for sharing because that's how we all learn.
 

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Oak is tuff turning chippy I call it…just wants to tear I really dislike turning oak even I will burn oak..
Nice job Dewayne happy turning buddy
 

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Wow,The worms were very hungry :)
Hope that you took care about all worms and no one left behind, otherwise…......
 

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Thanks for all the comments.

Sid I bought my newer toold right after Christmas and they were sharp already and after I turned this is when I started to get serious about sharpening as it really dulled them.

Bill I don't fish much anymore so that wouldn't help. I haven't gotten my sharpening sys down pat yet. I have the HF belt sander right now and am debating getting the slow speed grinder and making the wolverine sys. Haven't pulled the trigger on it yet.

Jeff this piece was very hard and brittle and not easy because of the worm holes. I have turned oak before lots of times but not like this. May be because of age dono. Actually I like the looks of turned oak when it is sanded out.

Actually I've had the log this came from in my basement for about 4 years. Just started using it lately. Old as this piece is worms long gone.
 
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