The daily woodturning blog.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Day 113: Better late than never
I worked a bit on the Walnut combination box yesterday but didn't get a chance to post it until today.
As it turns out I did get the lines too close together and a sizable chunk broke off.
Several lessons were learned. 1) I may need to use harder and denser woods. Walnut is fairly light and soft. 2) I can get around this issue by not carving all the way through. I only need a path for the pin to follow, using a shorter pin will allow me to cut a groove rather than cutting all the way through. This should allow everything to stay structurally sound.