Woodturning is said to be the safest form of woodworking, that said it can still be dangerous and care should be taken at all times

The methods and procedures I show here are what I do at the moment and feel safe doing, I am not suggesting that you should do things the same way, that is up to you, if you don’t feel safe doing it one way find another way of doing it.

Above all take care and remember if this is your hobby it is supposed to be fun so enjoy it.

Once the glue is dry you usually have a lump of glue on each end, to remove this I use a chisel just down the face.   This makes it easier to get the barrel trimmer in.

We now have to trim the barrel to size and square to the tube this is important because it makes sure the parts fit together properly without any gaps.

The easiest way to do this is with a barrel trimmer in an electric drill, as shown below.

The trick is gently and carefully especially with segmented blanks because they can break.

Still the other halves will make nice key rings.

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