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Too bad about the handle breaking:(.  That was one heck of a practice run.

 

Doug

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Next time it would be worth trying an easier wood like maple - 2" turning spindles are ideal. If you have a metal lathe, I find that much easier to get the shape - just use the wood lathe to turn a plain cylinder first.

 

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1 hour ago, jake cleland said:

it would be worth trying an easier wood like maple -

Some of the wood carver groups I frequent said that really tight grained wood is what you want. They suggested fruit woods.

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