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I have made a series of video's showing me wet turning a Pohutukawa Platter. I wet turn pretty much all of my timber that I harvest.

The first advantage of wet turning is that the piece is reduced in size and thickness. Drying takes approximately a year per 25mm (1"), so if I reduce the thickness down to about an inch then the drying time is reduced. The second advantage is that if I maintain an even wall thickness, the chances of the piece cracking during the warping stage is reduced.

There are three clips, the first two relate to the bottom of the platter. The third relates to the top of the platter and I go into quite a bit more detail of what I'm doing

Most of the timber used in my pieces has been harvested by me from fallen trees. I don't cut trees down, I'll leave that to the experts at Treefocus. Here's a video I made of me cutting a couple of hat blanks out of Eucalyptus Saligna (Sydney Blue Gum).

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