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Woodturning Projects #1: Epoxy Resin and a Cracked Blank

07-20-2015 02:15 AM by UncleDave | 4 comments »

I was talking to a friend at work about turning, and he said he had thought about trying it at one time. He put the cart before the horse, so to speak, and bought some blanks but never got a lathe. He had them sitting around for a long time, some nice cherry blanks, and gave them to me. The blanks he had were all cut out of the tree pretty poorly I think, as they contain wood really close to the center of the trunk. The first blank I did wasn’t that bad with the cracking, but this larger one developed some pretty good sized cracks. Here are some pictures showing the cracks. It’s hard to show it with just the images, but if I grab the sides and pull, the ...

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