Turning

Subject:
Never Again
Response To:
pine ()

Doc Green
Many years ago I tried turning a rather small chunk of pine firewood that had been down and stacked for about three years. I thought it was dry . . .

The inside was still sticky, and it made a big mess. The rosin covered everything - lathe, turning tools, bandsaw blade, etc., and it was impossible to sand. The stuff was so horrible to work that I abandoned it midstream, so to speak. For my efforts, I now have two 5" diameter bowls with a wall thickness of about 1.5".

On the other hand, I have turned quite a bit of kiln-dried dimensional lumber to make parts for various projects. In that, the sap is not a problem.

Life is too short to turn . . . pine!
~Doc

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