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Reply #15 - Jul 19th, 2021 at 8:55am
 
Took me 3 days for the side effects of Cocobolo to finally go away. Smiley


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Reply #16 - Jul 19th, 2021 at 7:45pm
 
You can send me all your cocobolo!
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Re: Turning Purpleheart
Reply #17 - Jul 20th, 2021 at 10:13am
 
Ralph Fahringer wrote on Jul 19th, 2021 at 8:55am:
Took me 3 days for the side effects of Cocobolo to finally go away.


Cocobolo is what police officers wooden nightsticks are usually made of.
Ralph, could you clarify your post  Grin
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Re: Turning Purpleheart
Reply #18 - Jul 20th, 2021 at 10:40pm
 
Well, a little more homework and I found that Purpleheart turns back to purple when exposed to UV light. I turned two more blanks, 8x2 and 11x2.

I donít find Purpleheart that fun to turn, boy is that stuff hard.
Iíve been trying a lot of different woods and have turned 25 different spices so far.
I added Ribbon Sapele today and Black Limba yesterday. Both were fun to turn.
If anyone wants to send me some wood, Iíll be more the happy to take it. And always open to trading.
Oh! Ralph. I havenít forgotten about sending that Water Oak, just need t cut if and ship it.
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Re: Turning Purpleheart
Reply #19 - Jul 21st, 2021 at 8:25am
 
Thanks, Lee. Smiley

I'm so busy in the store that I haven't had the time nor energy to go out to my shop and turn anything. Hope to get back to it in a couple of months.


Ed... I had pretty intense nasal congestion and a raw throat and runny eyes... like I inhaled a cat.
Took about 3 days for it to go  away.

Sort of like the flu but a shorter time.

I managed to sell the remaining piece for more than I paid originally...so something good did come out of it all. Smiley

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Reply #20 - Jul 21st, 2021 at 11:09am
 
Hmm, makes me wonder what we should keep on hand in case of wood allergy event.... I believe antihistamines will work, and most of us probably don't have the epi pens/shots on hand.... Ralph, sounds like you should have had some meds...

I was moving some sheets of cabinet grade 3/4 inch plywood a few days ago. When I started building my new house and shop, I bought a unit that was on sale for $40 per sheet. Probably worth $150 or so now..... Don't plan to sell any of it...

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Re: Turning Purpleheart
Reply #21 - Jul 21st, 2021 at 12:27pm
 
robo_hippy wrote on Jul 21st, 2021 at 11:09am:
.... Ralph, sounds like you should have had some meds..

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Robo.. that's what my Dr. tells the other people in my head as well!! Shocked

We all agree!! Grin

I should have tried some Benedryl.
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Reply #22 - Aug 8th, 2021 at 7:21pm
 
Daniel Hayes wrote on Jul 11th, 2021 at 2:10pm:
Here is the last purple heart I made.† The blank was about four years old.† Finished in walnut oil. It's only about two months since turning.† No fading yet. I have heard you can use sun screen to retard the fading.

How did you get those cool spikes?
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Reply #23 - Aug 8th, 2021 at 7:24pm
 
Daniel Hayes wrote on Jul 11th, 2021 at 2:10pm:
Here is the last purple heart I made.† The blank was about four years old.† Finished in walnut oil. It's only about two months since turning.† No fading yet. I have heard you can use sun screen to retard the fading.

How did you get those cool spikes?Lee Bihm wrote on Jul 11th, 2021 at 1:09pm:
I got in some Purpleheart blanks the other day and was all ready to turn my first purple bowl.
I found it strange that as I turned the bowl, it was more of a brown color.
I did a little homework and found out that that it does have a brownish color when cut.† But Iíve seen where people have turned it and it still had the purple color.
Thereís one video where a guy said by putting it in the oven at 350 for a couple of hours will cause the oil in the wood to bring out the purple color.
I would like a little advice from those who have turned Purpleheart and how to get it to stay purple.

Never turned it before, but it does turn brown over time.
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