What are the basic principles of wood turning?

It must be noted, however, that although skill can only be acquired by practice, by “making shavings” as the saying goes, it is futile practising unless the basic principles are being applied. The basic principles are comprised of four main elements: The choice of the correct tools The use of properly sharpened tools A good stance The use of correct cutting techniques Consideration must also be given to safety. Safe working habits should become habitual and are as much part of basic principles as the four points covered above. Unsafe…

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