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David Kirtley

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#1 posted 791 days ago

As far as the turning, it is a pretty basic item. To an experienced turner, maybe 15 min job for each part at an easy pace. About 3 min/piece for someone doing production work. To a beginner it might take a couple tries because of the hollowing. You would need either a faceplate or a chuck to do the bowl.

There is nothing in Mofongo that would require special consideration for the wood other than foodsafe. Maple isn’t bad. I would stay away from exotics. Too many unknowns. Fruit wood like apple or pear would do well too. Something fine grained for sanitary reasons. I would stay away from glues in it unless you went to one of the dynawood or other laminated blocks because of the chance of the wood splitting as it will go through many wet/dry cycles. If it wouldn’t be too expensive, I would even consider man made materials such as Corian for long term stability.

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