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My lathe journeys. #22: ... Tupelo gum w/ natural edge. This stuff was nice to turn.

02-28-2015 05:16 PM by JoeinGa | 8 comments »

This is a piece of the Tupelo gum which was given to me by a friend at church. I asked him if there was another name for this wood and he said some folks call it black gum. The tree doesn’t put off those little burr cones like sweet gum, but it’s in the same family. This piece was a “half of a log” that I sanded a flat spot on the bark side and mounted it on the lathe. When I started to turn it, I noticed it was off center by a bit. So only one side has any bark left on it. These first 3 shots were taken in my shop. The rest were taken in the kitchen with better lighting. ......And this is the difference that better lighting can make in taking pictures. .......

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