turning_IMG_9379 By Christopher Schwarz Posted October 23, 2017 In turning_IMG_93792017-10-232017-10-23https://www.popularwoodworking.com/wp-content/uploads/popwood_logos-01.pngPopular Woodworking Magazinehttps://www.popularwoodworking.com/wp-content/uploads/popwood_logos-01.png200px200px 1 Christopher Schwarz Chris is a contributing editor to Popular Woodworking Magazine and the publisher at Lost Art Press. He's a hand-tool enthusiast (though he uses power tools, too). Recent PostsA Non Oily Lubricant for Drilling and MoreOil and Wiping Varnish Finishes: How Many Coats Should You Apply?A Visit to the Wharton Esherick HouseWoodworking Outside the Shop Comments Jennie Alexander October 24, 2017 Log in to Reply The comment about sawing end grain to allow a wedge to enter end grain of a billet and not jump back out at you sounds good to me. Never tried it. I just score a line across the log’s vertical diameter with a hatchet. I’ll give it a try. Peter Follansbee told me the other day that when riving end grain of a log use just two wedges , driven into only hardwood above and below the center of the log. Live and learn in two days.It is a winner. Leave a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.