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Posted on Interesting grain after turning, what is this?

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Sodabowski

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#1 posted 624 days ago

Not palm, the hardness is at the two opposite extremes between the dense black fibers and the soft material in between them. Palm is an absolute PITA to turn, I spent three full hours turning a black palm pen once and won’t do it again. It splinters like crazy even with the sharpest carbide tools, the fibers tear out, I had to turn it using mostly 80 grit sandpaper and take the time… The endgrain sure looks like palm but you’d have had a really hard time with it, which doesn’t seem to be the case.

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