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Forum topic by patco64 posted 10-27-2015 07:41 PM 624 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-27-2015 07:41 PM

Hello all, I am just starting out in wood turning and my first attempt is to make a vase with a piece of cedar beam 8inx8inx9in and when I turn some areas of the piece splinter badly and others don’t. I’m using a gouge and a skew and learning but any tips on getting a smoother or just not splintered result would be great. not sure what type cedar it was a construction beam end
thank you in advance

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#1 posted 10-27-2015 07:56 PM

Sharpen your tools and don’t force the cut! Try taking lighter cuts and see if that helps, good luck with it.

-- Bill

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#2 posted 10-27-2015 08:38 PM

thank you, tools are good and sharp but I was probably pushing it too hard. probably could have used a smaller and better wood for my first try

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