1st Bowl on New Powermatic 2014 Lathe

Meta Description: The second thing Carl turned on his new Powermatic 2014 Lathe was a Live Edge Bowl. No problems. Step by step photos. Live edge bowls put a lot of stress on a lathe because they are out of balance from start to finish.

1st Hollow Form on New Powermatic 2014 Lathe

Meta Description: The third thing Carl turned on his new Powermatic 2014 Lathe was a Hollow Form Vase. No big problems. Step by step photos. Hollow forms put a lot of stress on the lathe headstock when you are hollowing them out.

Guitar String Wire Burners

Meta Description: Quick Tip: If you use Acoustic Guitar Wire Burners to friction burn lines with the lathe running they work better than Piano Wire. What size wire? How to make your own.

Here is an old trick. I don’t remember who I learned it from. If you use Acoustic Guitar Wire Burners to friction burn lines with the lathe running they work better than Piano Wire.

The Piano Wire burners sold by “KC Wire Burners” and others are a single strand of piano wire. Acoustic Guitar Wire is a single strand of wire wrapped by a second strand of wire. See close up photo of acoustic guitar wire. The wound wire creates a lot more friction. Thus you can burn a line faster and easier.

I have never seen Guitar String Wire Burners for sale. You have to make your own.
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