Turning

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Re: What are your woodturning lessons learned? *PIC*

ebd
1. Some techniques are not intuitive. When reading Darlow's Findamentals of Woodturning when I was just starting I thought - "You want me to stick the long point of this skew into that spinning wood? Yeah right. That's going to catch and ... Oh it works!"

2. Keep turning something, anything. I've just had a rather long hiatus and starting back isn't like starting over, but in some ways it is worse. I remember how I used to do it but the muscle memory isn't there. Easy to get catches without that memory/feel in my senses.

3. I may never get the knack of hollowing tools. Tried a bunch and mastered none. That's OK. There are other ways to get the same shapes (building up from the bottom, for example).

And finally

4. Very sharp tools beat the hell out of sandpaper.

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