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Sugar Maple

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Turning tips

Turning tips

  • Sugar maple turns like a dream, even for beginners, and requires little or no sanding when sheared with sharp tools. Here's two tips to avoid burning:
  • Don't let the turning tool's bevel ride in one spot very long.
  • When sanding on the lathe, watch for abrasives wearing off. Bare sandpaper running against the wood will burn it, too.

Continued on page 8:  Shop-Tested Techniques


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