In this episode of 360 with 360WoodWorking, Bradley McCalister is back to talk about his favorite woods to work with on the lathe, and we discuss various tools used when turning, including scroll chucks, traditional turning tools and turning tools that have interchangeable cutters.
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A Simple Approach
Bradley McCalister’s approach to woodturning is simple. Use the best wood for the project you want to make, which in his world is aspen, poplar or maple (at least right now), and select the best tool for the job at hand. And when it comes to turning tools, he’s happy to see any turner using newer tool designs, such as those with replaceable carbide inserts. In fact, he makes several valid points during the discussion. But he’s still a big fan of traditional tools, too.