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Posted on Best wood to use for lathe practice ?

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#1 posted 08-29-2012 02:35 PM

Pine is good because it’s soft. It requires sharp tools to cut well, plus it’s cheap/free. I also use branches from trees in the yard that I trim, firewood, storm cleanup debris, and like someone mentioned, make friends with a tree service, and you’ll never be wanting. Most times, people want them to clear the debris, and the less they have to haul away, the better. That being said, make sure you don’t get in their way or keep them waiting on you (They won’t). Don’t hesitate to walk right up when you see some working and ask if you could have a few slices from the tree…the worst they can say is no.

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