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Posted on Best wood to use for lathe practice ?

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#1 posted 08-29-2012 01:27 AM

Best wood is any cut-offs that are sitting in your scrap pile. I have been finding that even hard woods aren’t too difficult to learn on and there is no concern about screwing up scrap. Biggest advice is get the face mask and a dust mask. It is an obvious thing that a lathe will produce a lot of dust but I was very surprised by just how much it really makes the first time. I also found that if I keep my bench grinder right next to the lathe that I’m more inclined to actually use it every time the tools start to seem dull. Picked up a fairly heavy stand for the grinder at HF for 30.00/

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