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Posted on Mulberry: To turn or not to turn

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richgreer

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#1 posted 1538 days ago

I’ve turned mulberry. In my case it was also free wood. I started to turn it when it was very green (freshly cut). That was a bad idea. It was literally throwing water all over my shop. I let it dry for about 6 months and I tried it again. It was still green but it was manageable. After turning a bowl, I still got some movement but that is okay. I kind of like my bowls a little warped.

It is a soft wood and you have to be pretty careful with it. Keep the speed high and your touch light. If you try to rush it you will take a big gouge out that you didn’t want to take out.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.


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