Laser pointer edge finder

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Now for this month’s tip:  

        Laser pointer edge finder   

     To help locate the edge on an irregularly shaped piece such as a natural edge bowl a laser pointer can show you where the edge will be when turning. Hold and point the laser from a steady position such as the tool rest while turning the lathe by hand to find where the center of your piece would be to preserve the edge you want.  A few trials may be necessary to locate the best center for your masterpiece.
      
This tip comes from Lyle Jamieson and his YouTube video on turning a natural edge bowl. Click this link to watch on YouTube.

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