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I’m surrounded by 16 acres of woodland (mixed). It seemed a shame not to start turning. New hobby at the age of 70. So along came a lathe for my birthday.
I’ve joined a local club and managing to get some turning done when not busy outside.
Quite nervous about turning as I had a saw accident last year (hand injury).
Question: how safe is it to turn wood we’ve just coppiced or sawn up following recent storms. There is alder, pine and some huge pieces of oak.
It’s as safe as turning any wood. If your new then I would ask at your club to find someone who can give you a lesson or two before you start so that you stay safe.
All the best
enviable access to timber. Do get advice from an old hand about the turning big, but especially about storing your wood to avoid cracks and shakes
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