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Ron Sardo
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Re: Favorite wood?
Reply #15 - Mar 30th, 2017 at 3:18pm
 
My favorite wood is curly maple but sadly I've become allergic to it so I don't use it anymore.

So my new favorite wood is bubinga. Its a very hard wood that turns nicely and also polishes and finishes up beautifully.
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Re: Favorite wood?
Reply #16 - Mar 30th, 2017 at 5:49pm
 
Exotics are expensive up here in Alaska, or for that matter anything not harvested locally, so I will stick with the local species:

Favorite:  Smiley  White Paper Birch (spalted is best, if it still has its integrity).  I have found I can do almost anything with it.

Least Favorite:  Angry  Cottonwood - it is always soft and takes a LONG time to dry out.  Its like trying to turn a Q-Tip!
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Re: Favorite wood?
Reply #17 - Mar 30th, 2017 at 9:14pm
 
I would have thought someone would have listed the best wood of all FOG wood Grin (free on ground)
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Re: Favorite wood?
Reply #18 - Apr 1st, 2017 at 8:35am
 
For an exotic, I really like bocote - it smells good to me and turns and sands out nicely.

For domestic, maple seems to be easier than anything to get a nice finish - sands out nicely.

I do not like turning oak, especially red oak - it moves so much as it dries if turned wet, and the shavings need to be cleaned up immediately or anything steel will be discolored and rusting.
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