|Project by RichM||posted 02-13-2015 02:53 PM||967 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
When at the landfill the other day I found a stack of logs being the type of person I am I dropped the load I had and replaced it with a lot of the “use able” pieces. out of the 3 chunks I put on the lathe This is the only piece that was not to dry and punky to turn. Looks to be Walnut to me and I filled the cracks with turquoise. I did find out that wood that is that dry is a real pain in the butt-ox to turn! I live in the desert so the moisture content was less than my meter could pick up. It was so dry there were no chips coming off it was just dust. after all the work put into it it turned out very nice I be leave.
If any of you have a way of turning such dry wood please let me know
-- Rich, Learn something everyday even if it is how NOT to do it.