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Forum topic by Xtreme90 posted 01-04-2010 04:39 AM 1606 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Xtreme90

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01-04-2010 04:39 AM

Topic tags/keywords: turning hickory anybody question

Hey lj members,

Just wondering if anybody seems to strugle like I do when it cones time to turn sone shagbark hickory on the lathe. When I’m turning on the side grain it cuts sweet. But as soon as go around to the end grain, to hollow out a bowl so ta say it just wants to rub rather than cut. I keep my turning chisels like a razor but this stuff is nuts. The beauty would be so worth it tho!! Please lj members ANYBODY??? What am I doing wrong What chisel should I use?
Damn u hickory!!! Lol!!

-- "I don't cut wood. I machine it!" G.M. The wood machinest


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#1 posted 01-27-2010 06:26 AM

An interesting problem, wish I could help but I have no experience with a lathe.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#2 posted 01-27-2010 06:32 AM

They make drum sticks out of Hickory!! Vic Firth, Pro Mark, and drum stick mfg’s like that!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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