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Hardness and sharpness are two distinct attributes that can be applied to these devices and/or materials. The instrument maker is off-base if he considers that sharpness is not important or a factor to be considered when dealing with steel cutting tools. Certainly hardness is important. A soft steel cutter will possibly cut if suitably sharp, but will not ...


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Friction drives allow the tail center to adjust the tension and allow or constrain spinning of the drive in reference to the blank. The drive is actually the outer rim, not the inner point. The inner point is more for registering the blank and within reason, any tension is probably appropriate as long as the tail stock provides enough tension to turn the ...


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I have turned a few green bowls cross grain after turning I sand them down. Then, I use a old micro wave oven to heat them up some, 1- 1 1/2 mins. at a time. then take them out, and set them on a shelf for a while to cool. reheating them several times over a mater of days. have had good luck with that. Thinking of getting Wood Juice to put on some to see how ...


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