AW Extra 2/20/14 – Turning Halves

Turning Halves

I often make decorative turnings
that I later divide into two halves.
Sawing the turnings down the middle
is awkward and reduces the
diameter by the width of the saw
kerf. The trick is to glue up the
turning blank in two halves, with
kraft paper in
between. After
turning, I simply
take a chisel
and split the
turning neatly
down the middle.
The paper
adheres to both
sides and is easily
removed with
water and a little
scraping with a

This story originally appeared in American Woodworker April 1999, issue #72.

April 1999, issue #72

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