Turning

Subject:
Re: Casuarina/She-Oak/Australian Pine

John K Jordan
could see a low spot on the cutting edge where so much metal had been worn away by the wood.

Curious as to the metal the gouge is made from. The Thompson tools stay sharper longer for me than other HHS, even with very hard and abrasive wood. (Even turned steel)

You might try one of the Hunter carbide tools if you have one.

As mentioned, some specific trees are much different than others of the same species. I have some very old walnut that dulled a bimetal Starrett bandsaw blade in just a few short cuts.

I love turning very hard woods. They do take much longer to dry. Some moisture meters are not very useful for these. I'd probably use the weight-change method.

JKJ

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