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 Post subject: Alabaster
PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2015 6:06 pm 
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I asked in the turning forum about turning alabaster but I guess nobodies got any experience with it. The other question I have is ... what about cutting it on the band saw? A few sites mention doing it but I'm loathe to experiment on my saw blades. I've got a 3tpi carbide tipped blade however I'm concerned that that's a bit too course for the material. If you've had any success cutting alabaster on a band saw I'd love to get some advice. My little diamond tile wet saw only has about a 1" (thickness) capacity so I need to find a way to slab this chunk down for some possible inlays.

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 Post subject: Re: Alabaster
PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2015 6:30 pm 
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DennisS: Try the third paragraph in this article from FINE WOODWORKING.

http://www.maxkrimmel.com/Alabaster/Fin ... Lathe.html

I saw the post in turning forum but thought you would get some answers. I hope this helps. :idea:

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 Post subject: Re: Alabaster
PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2015 12:32 pm 
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Great article, NT. Thanks!

Totally zoned on the use of my sawsall for cutting the stuff. Looks like I've got a project for today thanks to you.

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