|Forum topic by Pimzedd||posted 04-20-2013 11:53 PM||914 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
04-20-2013 11:53 PM
I turned some gavels recently. I had a nice piece of 8/4 red oak. The only problem was tear out on the striking surface.
Gavels were turned between centers. I used a very sharp skew but typical skew cuts were too difficult for me. I used it as a scraper with some success as long as I took very small cuts.
Tear out was very bad on some pieces. Any suggestions on how to improve the surface?
-- Bill - Mesquite, TX --- "Everything with a power cord eventually winds up in the trash.” John Sarge , timber framer and blacksmith instructor at Tillers International school