Turning Archive 2005
Carole in VA
>You veterans already know this, apparently, but I didn't do a very good job of explaining in words the cut that has banished tearout for me, so I tried to take a pic. This is a particularly nasty, punky piece of Box Elder that literally looked like corn stubble after initial shaping with the gouge. (wish I had taken a "before" pic.) On the shear cut, the gouge is beng drawn left to right, nose at about 10 o'clock, right flute just off the wood and handle almost to my knee. As you can see on the second pic, I have maybe one more pass to clear up the tiny remaining specks of tearout. Right now I can't for the life of me remember what video I think I saw this on, but I will bet on Bill Grumbine. Now, if someone would only help me get the stuff that smooth on the INSIDE!