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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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Lathe Machine 

How to develop wood turning skill?

In the case of woodturning there is a bit more to it than motor skills because, with the right attitude of mind, it is within the power of the individual to alter the shape of the learning curve. The key to skill is attitude. What does this mean? To begin with it means developing an understanding of the correct basic techniques. If the turner does not get the basics right then, however much he practises, he will not improve. In contrast he may develop a lot of bad practices which…

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