PREPARE YOUR WOOD FOR TURNING - EXOTICWOODZONE

PREPARE YOUR WOOD FOR TURNING - EXOTICWOODZONE

Woodturning isn't just about making something from wood, it's also an art form. The experienced turner looks for features like knots and eccentric growth rings in order to create their magic on the blank they are working with - which could be anything from legumes or trunks! 

If you want to be successful with your woodturning, it's important that the raw material is good quality and ready for working on a lathe. The best way of ensuring this? Order from one these top-rated manufacturers who deliver high end blanks online at affordable rates! 


Remove Hazard From Rough Wood 

The hazards removal process begins by examining the wood for any indication of metal or hardware embedded in it. Turners then make sure that there are no rocks hidden under bark, as this could cause damage if fallen on rocky ground; however one must careful when removing objects from moist surfaces because moss may grow back over them later followed shortly thereafter by another layer of tendrils which would make finding these particles difficult at best!

Furtherer more - If possible have a magnet string attached to find metals present throughout its thickness along w/a rare earth magnet placed near edges where water uptake occurs most frequently. 


Rough Woodcuts

Woodturners always cut the blanks oversize to create wood pieces that are safe and easier-to control. Most of them use a cradle or other tools, such as chainsaws for trimming down size when working with logs in half . Take an inch from ground level so you can prepare it quicker; this way there's less risk involved on your saw blades since they won't have far else go!


Trimming Jigs 

There are a number of ways to flatten logs, but few turners use cradles. The most common method for preparing the wood is with jigs and bandsaws or table saws when cutting out blanks that will later be spindle- Turned on an lathe if you have access only ized bowls at your disposal -or billets from which these parts can easily fashioned into whatever design suits one's fancy!


Sealing wood

When turning wood, it is important to plan ahead and make sure that the ends of your project will be covered. One way for this can involve painting or sealer-ing them at either end depending on what type you choose (and if they need protecting). The drying time varies based upon per inch thickness but traditionally takes 1 year with green woods; kilns help speed things along by using different types such as desiccant beads which allow dryness in 12 -48 hours without checking cracking etc., instead!

The dry fast wood drying agent is a hassle-free agent for drying rough turned bowls, pen blanks and other blanks. 

Turning Bowls And Spindles

The last step in preparing wood for turning is almost done after drying. You'll need to use the board on a lathe with help from faceplates and let your bowl's size match up accordingly so you can start shaping it slowly, making sure not just its outside but also inside gets rough turned; this will create more depth than if only one side were worked at first (think about how an oak Rafael would look vs., say... walnut). Once both sides are completed smoothly without any cracks showing through their thicknesses then final finish work should take place quickly--iteratively putting small amounts into shapes until they're perfect

At Exotic Wood Zone website,  we have a wide variety of Exotic Turning Blanks for sale. We have blanks in stock from Maple, Bubinga, Jatoba, Bocote, Ziricote and more! If you are looking to buy any kind of exotic turning blank in Missouri, please reach out to us at https://exoticwoodzone.com/  or give us a call at 314-784-5845 and we will get you what you need! Thanks for reading and happy woodworking!


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