will cedar turn

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Forum topic by phillip mayberry posted 04-13-2010 04:28 AM 843 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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phillip mayberry

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04-13-2010 04:28 AM

got customer wants 51 post for old house railing turned they ar 5 inches in dia didnt know if cedar or another woo be better

-- refinisher

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#1 posted 04-13-2010 05:09 AM

i just turned a few things out of some aromatic cedar. it was one of the best woods I’ve ever turned. it smells very strong while turning but i was able to get a finish ready surface right off of the gouge. it cuts much better with gouges than with scrapers.

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#2 posted 04-13-2010 11:55 PM

If you use SHARP tools it shouldn’t be a problem.

-- Swede -- time to make some sawdust

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#3 posted 04-14-2010 12:55 AM

To directly answer your question – - If you put a piece of cedar on your lathe and turn on the lathe the cedar will, indeed, turn.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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