Random thought: In turning, the closer you can cut the wood to the point of failure, without actually having it fail, the better the end result. Crotch, burl, spalt, scarring. All failures of the wood which weaken the log and potential board....
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Location: Southwest Missouri, USA
I'm a turner, hand tool woodworker, and antique machine user.
Also an apprentice blacksmith, winery manager, and father. I have two restored classic machines, a 56 Walker Turner tablesaw and a 50's Delta 20" bandsaw.
My current major project is building a bandsaw mill to take advantage of timber on the family farm.
-- Nate, thegaragestudio.etsy.com