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Posted on Best wood to use for lathe practice ?

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#1 posted 08-28-2012 06:11 PM

Pine is cheap and plentiful. What kind of chisels do you have? I have a midi lathe and it didn’t matter what kind of wood I used, my chisels were DULL. So keep em sharp and start with soft wood. Also make sure the grain runs horizontal.

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