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  • erik_mage
    Aug 1, 2010
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      Sounds like the voice of experiance. The grain is the issue.We are agreed.

      --- In medievalsawdust@yahoogroups.com, leaking pen <itsatrap@...> wrote:
      >
      > I find purple heart works best with slow cutting action. Its not so much
      > the hardness, as the shape of the grain and the way it splinters. Truly
      > cutting tools as opposed to abbrading tools work best. Keep you lathe speed
      > high and your pressure light. Also, finish with cabinet scrapers and not
      > sandpaper for an amazing finish.
      >
      > On Sat, Jul 31, 2010 at 4:42 PM, erik_mage <dragonwyck@...> wrote:
      >
      > >
      > >
      > > Hi, Not knowing the skill level of our viewers I like to err on the side of
      > > safety. I do very little turning but I have a BIG mouth and like to express
      > > my experiances . I have found that purple heart doesn't even like the
      > > circular saw. Throwing rather large sharp splinters. So I recomend using
      > > finer cutting impliments as a safety precation.
      > > I once actualy made a very sharp knife from purple heart. One of my
      > > favorite woods.
      > > To close , your stament is true purple heart can be turned. I would rather
      > > not. But If I had to I would use a 4 1/2" power grinder as my cutting tool
      > > then work down to various grit sandpaper or files.
      > > Does this sound sensable?
      > > ERIK
      > >
      > >
      > > --- In medievalsawdust@yahoogroups.com <medievalsawdust%40yahoogroups.com>,
      > > "Chuck Phillips" <chuck@> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > Erik;
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > I would respectfully disagree with you regarding purpleheart. Yes, it
      > > > is fairly hard, and I would not recommend it for a beginner. However,
      > > > you can work it nicely with sharp tools and a light touch.
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > Kat;
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > For an endless supply if wood to convert to shavings as you learn, make
      > > > friends with an arborist or two. Also, if you find you really like
      > > > turning, look into joining the American Association of Woodturners
      > > > (http://www.woodturner.org/). Some of the things people do on a lathe
      > > > are just mindblowing.
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > Charles Joiner
      > > >
      > > > Explorer of Slippery Slopes since AS XVIII
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > From: medievalsawdust@yahoogroups.com<medievalsawdust%40yahoogroups.com>
      > > > [mailto:medievalsawdust@yahoogroups.com<medievalsawdust%40yahoogroups.com>]
      > > On Behalf Of erik_mage
      > > > Sent: Thursday, July 29, 2010 9:16 AM
      > > > To: medievalsawdust@yahoogroups.com <medievalsawdust%40yahoogroups.com>
      > > > Subject: [MedievalSawdust] Re: New here
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > Happy to talk about some woods and finishes. Apple is nice. An unusual
      > > > wood to try is Summac a wild tree or weed comes out a rainbow of green
      > > > colors. You can't go wrong with cherry. Just don't us alot of stain.
      > > > Stay away from Oak it was so over used in the 20th century that it can't
      > > > help but look cheep or mass produced.
      > > > Purple heart should be available in your area (shipped in from S.A.)
      > > > This wood has a nicw chocolate color, or if handled just right it can
      > > > have a purple grape color.
      > > > I must warn purple heart is dangerous on a lathe. It has long needle
      > > > like grain , VERY hard and splinters. You will need to use sanders and
      > > > grinders in conjunction with a lathe. Never a sharp tool!
      > > >
      > > > Stick with cherry or maple if your are not an expert.
      > > > Have fun ERIK 'mage Castle dragonwyck.
      > > >
      > > > --- In medievalsawdust@yahoogroups.com<medievalsawdust%40yahoogroups.com>
      > > > <mailto:medievalsawdust%40yahoogroups.com<medievalsawdust%2540yahoogroups.com>>
      > > , "Crazy Cat Lady"
      > >
      > > > <brockenspectre@> wrote:
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > > Hi there! I'm Lady Kateryne Ferneley, of Caer Mear, Atlantia. A couple
      > > > > Laurels enabled me into working on a pentathalon entry (probably
      > > > because
      > > > > they were sick of seeing yet another piece of Elizabethan clothing),
      > > > and
      > > > > my husband has something of a woodshop...
      > > > >
      > > > > Turns out I really, really like the lathe. I didn't need any more
      > > > > hobbies, but what do you do?
      > > > >
      > > > > My first couple projects are a needlecase or several and an embroidery
      > > > > frame from late Elizabethan England. I've got lots of questions about
      > > > > tropical wood availability, finishes, corner treatments and so on and
      > > > so
      > > > > forth if you're willing to put up with me...
      > > > >
      > > > > Thanks!
      > > > > -Kat Ferneley
      > > > >
      > > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      >
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