Turning Archive

Subject:
Re: Woodturning Vocabulary and Instruction

Keith T
When teaching, I don't use the term "open or closed". I refer to the flute in the "safe" position when the flute is 90 degrees to the wood. A catch is highly unlikely to occur. Now, if you roll the tool so the flute is facing up, and the cut is occurring on the side of the tool, I call this a"risky" position, more likely to catch. When the bevel us rubbing, the tool won't cut. Raising the handle causes the bevel to leave the wood, and the tool cuts.

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