Wood Turning In Addition To Turning Domestic And Exotic Woods You Can Also Turn Alternate Material And Add Them To Your Work To Create Unique Original Pieces
Wood turning in addition to turning domestic and exotic woods you can also turn alternate material and add them to your work to create unique original pieces is bookmark about Magazine bookmarked by dave with ID 13329789709 was uploaded on 15-04-2019 and has been viewed 297,134 times.
Turning Alternate Materials Lead Photo: Tagua nut on spigot (right), Butternut (left) The Butternut for this ornamental piece becomes a focal point and provides visual interest.In this article I will give you the method for turning the actual nut, itself.
Alternate materials such as Tagua nuts also make interesting knobs for lids as they contrast with the wood.I chose to work with the Butternut because it is something a little different and because it is from Ontario, so it is readily available.
Various other nuts, such as the Tagua Nut or Uxi Kernal from South America, are also easy to turn, producing a fine finish and a nice result.Butternut on stand They are 'vegetable ivory'.The big advantage of these exotic nuts is that they can be substituted for real ivory, which is illegal to import.
To turn the Butternut, glue it onto a waste block (spigot) so that you can grab it and hold it with a chuck.Shape it between centres, then remove the tailstock and hollow out the front and inside of the nut.
Before you shape the outside make sure that the Butternut is on the spigot, secured on the chuck and that the tailstock is in place...