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Saw this pop up on E-Bay, today. Looks like it will sure beat trying to turn dowels one at a time on the lathe Our Patriot Turners- @RustyFN posted another one of his beautiful segmented bowls. I really like how he made the bottom of it. Judging from all the positive comments, our turners were in agreement on this beauty. See more images in Rusty's post- @Gerald was turning a vase and found a small "treasure" within the wood. It really wasn't something he was happy about- These things wreak havoc on the t
Hi everyone, I am not sure if I am doing this right or not so please bear with me. This has always been a challenge for me is finding decent wood that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg and is of decent quality. Right now I go to big blue because I don’t have a truck yet and they will cut it down to 4’ boards and I get 10% off for military. But all I can realistically afford is softwood which will do the job but isn’t as pretty. Anyone have experience with / recommendations for either online or what it’s like buying wood from a mill. Thank you. Semper Fi, Joe
I do have wood dust allergies and I am very careful with exotic and unusual woods when turning, sawing and sanding. Not so careful with common woods I've used for years. I've been doing good, but lately my allergy is bad. I reviewed what I had been turning (colored ply) and how I handled it. Maybe I wasn't as careful with it as with the exotic woods. Then it occured to me........I have NO idea what woods the ply is made of or if it is a consistent ingredient. I am now finished with it, but from this point forward I will be extra careful if I turn it. I don't like to turn it as well as regular
Sigh, so I was looking for more lumber for my baskets. My only real sources locally are HD and Lowes, the choices there are oak, poplar, and pine. The selection there, well, sucks. What are your go to suppliers of thin (1/4 to 3/8) wood? Do you resaw and plane? Edge glue and plane/sand? These are reasons I haven't gotten more into doing this for a living, being able to resaw, then thickness plane, then thickness sand; apart from the added time the expense of the added machinery is cost prohibitive.