Cutting Turning Blanks

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Forum topic by LeeMills posted 06-08-2017 03:47 PM 687 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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06-08-2017 03:47 PM

There have been several post lately about how to cut wood (trees) for turning.
These are some of the better videos (IMHO) but I am sure there are others.
I tried to chose videos that are clear in sight and sound and also have good explanations.
These are primary for bowl or platter blanks.

This first I would call “background”. Types of shrinkage and very basic cuts.

This was posted in a prior thread but shows how some potential cuts affect the outcome.

In this one an entire tree section (straight and crotch) is dissected and the reasons he chose a particular cut.

Ever have a short section left? Length is less than the diameter. He shows several approaches for ways the short length can be used.

This last short video does not show a lot of cutting but Lyle does explain why he tries to “balance” the grain for shrinkage and final looks by measuring from the pith.

-- We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. Albert Einstein

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#1 posted 06-10-2017 02:58 PM

Thank you!!! I sure need this.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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