Shearing End Grain on the Lathe

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George Vondriska uses a Go Pro camera to give you an expert woodworker’s perspective at a quick and painless technique for shearing end grain on the lathe. The best types of wood for shearing are those that have a more closed grain, like cherry, pine, walnut and maple. George demonstrates the shearing process on a piece of jatoba or Brazilian cherry using a conventional spindle gouge and a bowl gouge. It takes hardly any time at all, and if you follow George’s lead, you’ll end up with a great finished product!