HYPOTENUSE TURNING

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Sam,

This is a very clever turning technique. Thanks for the warning on how to turn it. The candle stand turned out really nice.

L/W

-- “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin

A very useful bit of training tips. Thank you for sharing so that we all may improve. The piece is beautiful by the way, and your skills show through in every detail. Thank you and very well done!

-- CHRIS, Charlottetown PEI Canada. Anytime you can repurpose, reuse, or recycle, everyone wins!

Very cool build,nice looking turning.

-- woodworking classes, custom furniture maker

Turning a cylindrical shape is a basic turning, but once I was looking for a new idea and this one came to my mind. I mounted the log HYPOTENUSE way between two centers to expose the inside of the log, as in photo 1. Simply, if you turn the log horizontally, you will get the color of the layer you reach and by using the new way, you will have all the layer colors. At that time I was turning a candle and it came, beautifully, looking like mixed colored wax.
NOTE: If you want to try this, work on both ends equally to stabilize the log.

-- THE TIME YOU ENJOY WASTING IS NOT WASTED TIME.

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