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Ed Weber
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How hard?
Jun 11th, 2018 at 8:57am
 
What the most difficult project you've made so far?
Sometimes it's a challenging piece of wood, grain direction, voids or tough on tools. Sometimes it's sanding or finishing. Maybe it's a segmented piece that's difficult to assemble or glue up.
There are lots of ways turning projects can present difficulties for us to overcome.
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What's the most difficult piece you've turned so far and were the problems you had to overcome to complete it?
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Rick Caron
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Re: How hard?
Reply #1 - Jun 11th, 2018 at 9:59am
 
12" pecan natural edge bowl.  The wood  was dry  and soo hard.  Took many hours.  But in the end it was worth it.  Have 4 more blanks,    not ready to turn that wood anytime soon.
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Grant Wilkinson
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Reply #2 - Jun 12th, 2018 at 7:36pm
 
This was certainly one of my toughest. It is just about 500 pieces, but the biggest difficulty was because I did it on a Vega bowl lathe. This lathe's ways are only 16" long so I had to make a wooden extension to support the tail stock.
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