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Close to the point of failure

11-30-2010 08:06 PM by Lochlainn1066 | 3 comments »

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. But in turning, we take those failures, cut away the “good stuff” and get as close to the fail point as possible without it flying apart on the lathe. Can’t do that in furniture work, except for purely decorative areas like pan...

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