Turning Archive 2007

Subject:
how to avoid this?........ *PIC*

Mike Hamilton
>Had a round of walnut that'd been sitting around for a while. The sapwood looked pretty so I thought I'd try NE (without the bark). Turned the outside and tenon, put it in the chuck and started to hollow. Suddenly a wobble as the tenon broke on a grain line. Was I silly to try this dry? Needed a larger tenon? Other thoughts?

Last weekend it was a 'dry' mulberry blank that cracked beyond saving while I was turning the outside, now this. I have two bushels of shavings and a bottle stopper to show for two weekends at the lathe!

Regards,

Mike Hamilton
Plainfield, IN

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