Turning Archive 2008

Subject:
Turning Burl's

john lucas
>OK this applies to turning any piece of wood really. I was reading an article about Mike Jackofsky and he made the statement. "Most people seem to make a shape that is dependent on the size and shape of the piece as it was cut. But I have realized over the years that it is better to lose some of the material and end up with a smaller piece that you find pleasing, rather than trying to get the biggest piece you can make."

What a perfect statement. How many of you have taken a 5x5x2 inch piece of exotic wood you bought and made a 5x5x2" bowl. I have and probably still will sometimes but mostly now I try to imagine what I can best make from the piece of wood even if I need to make it smaller. This is especially true of odd shaped burls that you acquire.

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