I am a beginner wood turner and I recently turned a small bowl. This bowl was fairly dry but had some black in it.
I am not sure what type of wood this is but I believe it to be some sort of Fig. As I turned this bowl it had an ammonia/ mold smell.
What is this smell from? is it moldy wood?
Is it spalted?
If it is mold is it the type that if u breath it ,you can become sick?
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