Turning Archive 2005

Subject:
more on dry turning

ken chase
>I recently posted about some timber I was given from a tree removal service in Palm Desert CA. This wood is DRY! no moisture left at all. I don't know what it is but one piece I turned is quite attractive with a rich brown color. Most of the peices I've cut so far have a number of cracks. The turning is slower but not that much different except for the heat coming off the gouges. I like the fact I no longer have to worry about leaving the lathe without bagging the piece and worrying about cracking. And ,of course, now concern about worpage. Comments invited.
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