|Forum topic by RussellAP||posted 321 days ago||564 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
321 days ago
I purchased 6 or 7 different woods online. They come precut 8×3 or 10×4. I’m turning a piece of curly maple now and the thing is so wet it’s flinging water out.
It won’t cut some of the grain because it’s so wet.
Here’s what I’ve done so far. I mounted a face plate on it and turned the wax off the sides. I started to bring down the back end for a chuck but stopped because I need to ask how to proceed from here.
I need to get a chuck on this wood, and I have to take 8” down to about 3.5 inches to do it.
Should I take all the wax off or is it good to leave it on the large surfaces to keep them from cracking?
Advice or links to videos will help.
Thanks in advance for all your help.
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