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  • #17575
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    Hello everyone.

    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.

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    ed (the amateur) turner
    ed (the amateur) turner
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    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



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    • Skype Name: Ali Amjad

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