Wood Turning This Issue We Turn A Shallow Natural Edged Dish With An African Blackwood Foot This Particular Piece Of Mallee Is Turned From A Spectacular Specimen From Australia
Wood turning this issue we turn a shallow natural edged dish with an african blackwood foot this particular piece of mallee is turned from a spectacular specimen from australia is post about Magazine bookmarked by alexander with ID 12196630055 was uploaded on 23-01-2019 and has been viewed 259,088 times.
Burl Platter The Mallee burl can be found in only a few places around the world such as relatively dry areas of Australia, the Eyre Peninsula and western New South Wales, to isolated areas of Central Queensland.
Because the wood is very rare, only a small amount of this wood is harvested each year.The wood is extremely close grained, making it very hard.This wood can be worked (with a little difficulty) as long as your tools are sharp.
To start this project, mount the piece between centres, for several reasons: 1) The piece is a little small to put on a faceplate (or scr*w chuck), because once it is mounted in position on a faceplate the centre cannot be altered.
Instead, by mounting the piece between centres, you can start a cut, and if you find that you're cutting too much on one side, you can stop the lathe and change the centres, to ensure an even cut.2) We do not want the piece to be true to round.
Therefore, the tailstock is for support.In fact, with a project like this, you should use the tailstock for as long as possible.3) Also, mounting the piece between centres gives you a reference...