On Wed, 10 Jun 1998 16:06:51 -0400, "Scott A. Luzniak"
>Hi all... Im a new wood turner and have turned a few bowls and such.
>but now I want to start using some more *** woods but alas they are
>pricey. the question I have is what is the best way to mount the blank
>on the faceplate with the least amount of waste? how I currently mount
>some blocks of pine and wood that I have scraps of I normally end up
>with about an inch and 1/4 wasted. How long do the screws have to go
>into the blank to hold is safely preferably without use of the
>tailstock? OH and one last thing any recomendations on what *** woods
>turn well and have a unique look about them?
>Thanks to all,
Lots of answers to this post, all the way around.
If you are good with your tools, you might consider a dovetail recess
in the bottom for an expanding chuck. Use a***center on the top
of the bowl first.
Also, glue a 1/2" thick waste block to your expensive ***, and
clamp/screw/grip to that.
Lastly, many of the ***s are great looking! How to pick one? By
the same token many of our N. American domestics rival, easily, the
***s for beauty. If you want something "exciting", try finding
some highly figured Maple, or Burls, or crotch cuts. Root nodes, or
vines that have had trees grow AROUND them (embedded).