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Northern Red Oak

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Turning tricks

Turning tricks

  • When turning between centers, combat splinters by entering the wood with a sharp tool, such as a clean-cutting skew, and taking shallow cuts, especially when first rounding the turning square.
  • Our turning tip: Keep tools sharp to cut rather than abrade. And, don't start at one end and cut all the way to the other. Remove wood a little at a time in each section because the grain may run on a bias and splinter away.

Continued on page 8:  Shop-Tested Techniques


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