Turning Giant Pecan Bowl #3: Rough turning outboard

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Blog entry by BRTree posted 04-29-2018 12:21 AM 846 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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This wood was cracking so fast (not this blank, I freshly cut the ends off this—-but we could tell how fast other pieces were splitting—QUICKLY), I grabbed the first thing that came to hand to use as an outboard “steady” rest. A 4ft step ladder is anything but steady. But, I made it work. I figured out really quick that the only objective was to be get the diameter down so that it could be mounted inboard for a more stable tool rest.!

-- Dave Heishman, Blue Ridge Tree

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#1 posted 04-29-2018 03:35 AM

Nicely done!!
If there’s a will there’s a way. lol

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