Turning Archive 2006

Subject:
Wood for end-grain turnings

Bill Howatt
>In my never-ending search for something I am good at, I am starting to try some end-grain turnings. I have made a couple of goblets out of dry maple and I've done some christmas ornaments out of dry spruce (old Christmas tree).

I have some maple and other free wood in my storage but it is in various stages of dryness.

Should I wait a long time until they are dry and then turn them?

Can I do the rough turn to 10% of diameter, dry, finish-turn, trick like I do on my bowls?

How dry should they be if I just want to do a one-time finish turn?

Any other advice?

Thanks,
Bill

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