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What type of wood should I use to create a particular object? 0 0%
How should I sharpen gouges? 5 55.56%
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post #1 of 15 Old 12-17-2015, 08:01 PM Thread Starter
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The most common questions for a novice turner

In your opinion what is the question that a turner novice do more frequently?

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post #2 of 15 Old 12-17-2015, 08:09 PM
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A novice woodturner doesn't pay enough attention to tool sharpening which results in too much tear out and sanding.
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You forgot a few options:

"What the hell is the difference between as spindle rouging gouge and a bowl gouge"
"Why are there so many different types of skew chisels"
"What's a skew chisel anyway"
"What safety equipment do I need"
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"What the hell just went flying past my face?!"

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What lathe do I need? What tools do I need? Which chuck should I buy?
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This is my first bowl that didn't explode. Isn't it pretty?

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This is my first bowl that didn't explode. Isn't it pretty?
I'm proud to say I have only exploded a few bowls and turned a couple funnels.
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why is this cracking?
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Why wont my tools cut? (Lathe is in reverse)
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Why wont my tools cut? (Lathe is in reverse)
That or they sharpen like a drunk monkey ( assuming they even tried to sharpen).
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I am a novice turner. had a Rockwell 1460 for about 20 years now, with a cheap set of starter tools.

I seem to always end up scraping the shape because I encounter too many catches.

so for me, the question is how to use each tool properly, to minimize catches. that is the hardest for me. this is certainly one piece of woodworking equipment that requires a lot of technique/skill/knowledge to master.

I watch you tubes and have a raffan video I watch.
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I have been jumping in to be first to give advice on most questions here, however yesterday I actually tried to make something and this happened, what caused it?

Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something -Plato

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Funny, I was just thinking about this yesterday as I started turning for the first time in a while. Lots of folks on this forum stressed the importance of practice, and they were right. I started turning year before last and I had become reasonably proficient. Just the other day, I tried turning something for the first time in a while and it was like had had just started from scratch again. Practice, practice, practice.
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I have been jumping in to be first to give advice on most questions here, however yesterday I actually tried to make something and this happened, what caused it?
You forgot to consult yourself for advice first.

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The most important question

should be about sharpening! When teaching a new person I have an extra lathe next to the one I use and spend time teaching this and that to them.
BUT first thing I do is to hand them a POCKET knife and a stone! I teach and explain why and how to sharpen that knife. Then with that knowledge I turn to the grinder and a chisel or two. Showing how the edge should be uniform just like that pocket knife.
Only then do I introduce them to turning! I first hand them a dull chisel and after a minute or two I hand them a nice sharp one... Nuff said they fully understand the importance at that time.

But as has already been said.... Practice, practice, and then practice some more.

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Wow, thanks to all for your answers, the results are interesting bcos here in italy i received many questions about what kind of wood i have to use to create this object...

Anyway also the sharpening , it's fundamental bcos without a correct sharpening, the tools don't cut well and our creations will be ugly
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