Keep your favorite tools at the ready

Club member Joe Black of Fayetteville, Georgia, reminded us of this old turning trick that novice turners may not be aware of. When working with soft woods such as cedar, fasten a scrap of hardwood to the turning blank so that the lathes tailstock has a solid area on which to fasten. Joe used No. 4 screws to attach the hardwood scrap, but you could also use hot glue or cyanoacrylate instant glue (such as Super Glue). Brought to you by: American Profile - Inspirational Stories & American History