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Sanding with lathe turning

Ah an interesting question. The first part, 'Should speed be increased as a finer grit is used' Generally once I've finished turning a piece I do increase the speed a bit for the sanding and I ...
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Sanding with lathe turning

There's no definitive answer to either of these. It's not just that you'll get differing opinions from various turners on a question like this but that the other variables such as species and abrasive ...
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What's this substance that was found fully-enclosed in a eucalyptus blank?

Looks like sap/resin that trees produce when they are damaged (e.g. by grown-in branches). It indeed hardens over time and can be trapped within the growing tree.
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Wood Lathe Safety Drive Center: Correct Usage?

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 ...

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