Teacher, author, and wood turner Mike Mahoney answers eight reader questions about tools and techniques for turning bowls.

 

QUESTIONS

1

Why are there so many different gouges? FREE
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2

What's the difference between shear scraping, scraping, and cutting? For Pay
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3

What's the right way to position a gouge? For Pay
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4

How can I avoid tearout when turning end-grain fiber? For Pay
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5

What's the best way to handle difficult grain? For Pay
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6

How can I prevent green wood from cracking? For Pay
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7

What's the best way to cut a tenon for a scroll chuck? For Pay
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8

What's the proper lathe speed? For Pay
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