How to Start a Woodturning Cut

Always cut downhill when turning.

To turn wood safely, you need to know the correct way to introduce a cutting tool to a spinning workpiece. There are different ways to start a cut, depending on the type of tool you use. Here’s a look at how to start cuts with traditional woodturning tools and carbide tools. Positioning the Tool Rest The height of your tool rest should be just below the center of your workpiece. […]

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